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A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3rad

Population  270,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census).
Region  Dac Lac, part of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces, Banmethuot area. Possibly in Cambodia. Also in United States.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 71
Alternate names   De, E-De, Edeh, Raday, Rde, Rhade
Dialects  Bih, Ndhur (Mdhur), Adham (A-Dham), Blo, Kodrao (Kdrao), Krung 1, Rde Kpa (Kpa). Bih (1,000) may be a separate language. Krung 1 dialect is different from the Bahnaric language Kru’ng 2 [krr], in Cambodia. Other dialect or ethnic group names are: Ktul, Dlie, Rue, E-pan, Dong Kay, Arul, Kah.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Chamic, Highlands
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Radio programs. NT: 1964.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  An official ethnic community. Christian, traditional religion.