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A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3lha

Population  5,690 (1999 census).
Region  Lao Cai and Son La provinces, along Red and Black rivers.
Language maps  Northern Viet Nam, reference number 50
Northwestern Viet Nam, reference number 50
Alternate names   Khlá, Khlá Don, Khlá Dung, Khlá Phlao, Klá Dong, La Ha, La Ha Ung, Liik, Xá Chien, Xá Khao, Xá Lay
Dialects  Similar to Qabiao [laq].
Classification  Tai-Kadai, Kadai, Yang-Biao
Language use  Mainly older adults. Those under 50 speak Thái and dress like the Tai Dam.
Comments  An official nationality. They live together with the Thái and Kháng. Agriculturalists: wet and dry rice. Traditional religion.