Ethnologue > Web version > Country index > Asia > Viet Nam > Muong


A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3mtq

Population  1,140,000 (1999 census).
Region  Mostly north central mountains, Hoa Bình, Thanh Hóa, Vinh Phú, Yen Bai, Son La, Ninh Binh provinces.
Language maps  Northern Viet Nam, reference number 58
Northern Viet Nam, reference number 58
Dialects  Thang, Wang, Mol, Mual, Moi 1, Boi Bi (Moi Bi), Ao Tá (Au Tá). Related to Chut [scb], May [scb], Ruc [scb], Arem [aem], Aheu [thm], Bukitan [bkn].
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Viet-Muong, Muong
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–70%. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1963.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  An official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.