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Chut

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3scb

Population  3,830 in Viet Nam (1999 census). Population total all countries: 4,280.
Region  Quang Binh Province, Thuong Hoa, Hoa Son, Dan Hoa communes, near the Laos border at the same latitude as Mu Gia Pass. Also in Laos.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 13
Alternate names   May, Ruc, Sach, Salang
Dialects  Sach, May, Ruc ( Kha Mu Gia, Tac Cui).
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Viet-Muong, Chut
Writing system  Unwritten.
Comments  Part of Chút official ethnic community, together with Arem, Mày, Sách, and Ruc. Upland rice cultivation (Sach, Salang), seminomads (Ruc, May). Traditional religion.

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Laos

Language name   Chut
Population  450 in Laos (1995 census).
Region  Khammouan Province, Bouarapha District, near Viet Nam border.
Language map  Laos, reference number 8
Alternate names  May, Ruc, Sach, Salang
Dialects  May, Ruc.
Comments  Seminomadic. Traditional religion.