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Cao Lan

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3mlc

Population  147,000 (1999 census).
Region  San Chay mainly in Tuyen Quang, Bac Can, and Thai Nguyen provinces; also scattered in Yen Bai, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh provinces.
Language map  Northern Viet Nam, reference number 8
Alternate names   Cao, Caolan, Lan-Sán Chi, “Man Cao-Lan” , “Mán” , San Chay, San Chi, Sán-Chi
Dialects  Maintain some features from Northern Tai [nod].
Classification  Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Central
Comments  The official San Chay nationality. Reportedly came from China in the 19th century. May speak a form of Yue Chinese [yue]. Tonal. Traditional religion.
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