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A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3puo

Population  18,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census). Population total all countries: 20,160.
Region  North, Lai Chau, Son La provinces, Laos border area. Also in Laos.
Alternate names   Kha Puhoc, Ksing Mul, Mun, Pua, Puhoc, Puok, Sing, Xin Mul, Xinh Mul, Xinh-Mun
Dialects  Related to Kháng [kjm], Phong-Kniang [pnx].
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Khmuic, Xinh Mul
Comments  An official ethnic community.

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Language name   Puoc
Population  2,160 in Laos (1985 F. Proschan).
Region  Northeast, Houaphan Province, Xiangkho District; Xieng Khouang Province, Het River, along Viet Nam border.
Language map  Laos, reference number 52
Alternate names  Kha Niang, Kha Puhoc, Ksing Mul, Lao Muh, Pou Hok, Puhoc, Puok, Xin Mul, Xing Mun, Xinh Mul
Comments  Buddhist.