A language of Cambodia

Alternate Names
Campuon, Kha Tampuon, Proon, Proons, Tamphuan, Tampuen, Tampuon

31,000 in Cambodia (2008 census).


Northeast border area, Central Rotanah Kiri Province, Sesan river, area stretching south, as far as Srepok river.

Language Maps
Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Central Khmer [khm], Lao [lao].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Taught in primary schools. Pilot formal education programme begun in 3 elementary schools in 2003. Dictionary.

Khmer script [Khmr].

Other Comments

Exogamous clans, together with Kaco’ and Jarai, override ethnic and linguistic boundaries.