Roglai, Northern


A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Adlai, La-Oang, Noang, Radlai, Ra-Glai, Rang Glai, Rayglay

52,900 (2002).


Ninh Thuan, Dak Lak, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, and Lam Dong provinces, in the mountains west and south of Nhatrang; some near Dalat.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized ethnic group: Ra Glai.

Language Use

Potentially shifting to Vietnamese [vie] (Bradley 2007). Also use Vietnamese [vie].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1966–1973.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Part of the Ra Glai official ethnic community (122,245, 2009 census). Traditional religion, Christian.