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Pacoh

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3pac

Population  16,000 in Viet Nam (2002). Population total all countries: 29,200.
Region  Quang Tri Province. Also in Laos.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 66
Alternate names   Bo River Van Kieu, Paco, Pokoh
Dialects  Pahi (Ba-Hi). Related to Phuong [phg]. ‘Koh’ in Pacoh means ‘mountain’.
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, Katuic, East Katuic, Katu-Pacoh
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1965–1969.
Writing system  Lao script. Latin script.

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Laos

Language name   Pacoh
Population  13,200 in Laos (1995 census). 70% monolingual.
Region  Saravan Province, Samouay District; Savannakhet Province, Nong District.
Language map  Laos, reference number 45
Alternate names  Bo River Van Kieu, Pokoh
Dialects  Pahi.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.
Comments  Swidden agriculturalists. Traditional religion.