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Phula

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3phh

Population  9,050 in Viet Nam (1999 census). Population total all countries: 14,050. Ethnic population: 13,246.
Region  Lao Cai Province, near Lao Cai City; Hà Giang Province, Xin Mun District, 1 village; Lai Chau and Son La provinces. Also in China.
Language maps  Northern Viet Nam, reference number 68
Northwestern Viet Nam, reference number 68
Alternate names   Fu Khla, Phu Kha, Phu Khla, Phu La
Dialects  Related to Laghuu [lgh].
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Burmic, Ngwi, Southeastern
Language use  An official minority nationality. Shifting to Vietnamese [vie].
Comments  Tonal.

Also spoken in:

China

Language name   Phukha
Population  5,000 in China (2008). Ethnic population: 7,000.
Region  Yunnan Province, southeast Maguan, southwest Malipo counties.
Alternate names  Fu Khla, Phu Khla, Phù Lá, Phù Lá Hán
Comments  Classified as Yi nationality in China and as Phula nationality in Viet Nam.