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Mang

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3zng

Population  2,660 in Viet Nam (1999 census). Population total all countries: 3,165. Ethnic population: 4,500 (2000 D. Bradley).
Region  Lai Chau Province, triangle-shaped area between Song Da (Black River) and the Nam Na: Nam Nghe, Nam Xung, Nam Ban, Ban Nam Voi, others. Also in China, Thailand.
Language map  Northwestern Viet Nam, reference number 55
Alternate names   Ba’e, Chaman, Lá Vàng, Manbu, Mang U, Nieng Ó, Xá, Xá Mang, Xá Ó
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Mang
Comments  An official ethnic community. Traditional religion.

Also spoken in:

China

Language name   Mang
Population  500 in China.
Region  Yunnan Province, Honghe Prefecture, Jinping County, Honghe Mengla District. 4 villages.
Language map  Southwestern China
Alternate names  Ba’e, Chaman, Manbu, Mang U, Xamang
Comments  Classified as Nationality Not Yet Determined. Agriculturalists: maize, rice; hunters. Polytheist.