Mnong, Central


A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Budang, Budong, Bunong, Phanong, Pnong

32,500 in Viet Nam (2002 SIL). Population total all countries: 70,000.


Mainly Dak Nong, west Dak Lak, and Bin Phuoc provinces, southwest of the Rade.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized ethnic group: Mnong.


Biat (Bhiét), Bu Dang, Bu Nar, Bu Rung, Dih Bri (Di-Pri), Préh (Pre). Biat dialect may be a separate language related to Eastern Mnong [mng].

Language Development
Radio programs. Bible: 2005.

Khmer script [Khmr]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Part of the Mnông official ethnic community (102,741, 2009 census) which includes Eastern Mnong [mng] and Southern Mnong [mnn]. Traditional religion, Christian.

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