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Jarai

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3jra

Population  318,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census). Population total all countries: 338,200.
Region  Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces; some in Dac Lac Province. Also in Cambodia, United States.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 37
Alternate names   Cho-Rai, Chor, Chrai, Djarai, Gia-Rai, Gio-Rai, Jorai, Mthur
Dialects  Puan, Hodrung (Hdrung), Jhue, Aráp, Habau (Ho-Bau), To-Buan, Sesan, Chuty, Pleikly, Golar.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Chamic, Highlands
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Radio programs. NT: 1974.
Writing system  Khmer script, used in Cambodia. Latin script, used in Viet Nam.
Comments  An official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.

Also spoken in:

Cambodia

Language name   Jarai
Population  20,200 in Cambodia (2006 Rat PDP).
Region  Ratanakiri Province, Bar Kaev, Andoung Meas, Ou Ya Dav districts principally, northeast border near Viet Nam.
Language map  Cambodia
Alternate names  Cho-Rai, Chor, Chrai, Djarai, Gia-Rai, Gio-Rai, Jorai, Mthur
Dialects  Puan, Hodrung (Hdrung), Jhue, Aráp, Habau (Ho-Bau), To-Buan, Sesan, Chuty, Pleikly, Golar.