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A language of Laos

ISO 639-3pnx

Population  1,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).
Region  South Houaphan Province, Viangthong and Houamuang districts, near Neun River; north Xieng Khouang Province.
Language map  Laos, reference number 47
Alternate names   Keneng, Kenieng, Khaniang, Lao Phong, Pong 3
Dialects  Related to Puoc [puo], Kháng [kjm].
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Khmuic, Xinh Mul
Language development  Many are educated.
Comments  Phong exonym of Kniang and not to be confused with Kha Phong, a dialect of Maleng [pkt], nor with the autonym Pong as a dialect of Hung [hnu] (Ferlus 1996). Traditional religion.
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