A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Chor, Cho-Rai, Chrai, Djarai, Gia-Rai, Gio-Rai, Jorai, Mthur

242,000 in Viet Nam (Bradley 2007). Population total all countries: 262,800. Ethnic population: 411,000 (2009 census).


Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Binh Dinh provinces; some in Dak Lak province.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized ethnic group: Gia Rai.


Aráp, Chuty, Golar, Habau (Ho-Bau), Hodrung (Hdrung), Jhue, Pleikly, Puan, Sesan, To-Buan. Cambodian dialects are all very similar, all displaying some significant differences with dialects in Vietnam.

Language Use

Also use Vietnamese [vie].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Radio programs. NT: 1974.

Latin script [Latn], used in Viet Nam and United States.

Other Comments

Gia Rai is an official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.

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