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Mel-Khaonh

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A language of Cambodia

Population

Ethnic population: 3,670 (2016 SIL). 3,295 Mel and 375 Khaonh (2016 SIL).

Location

Kratié province: Kracheh and Sambour districts.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Mel, Khaonh (Khogn). Lexical similarity: 80% with Bulo Stieng [sti], 73% with Kraol [rka], 70% with Central Mnong [cmo].

Language Use

Shifting to Khmer [khm]. Most also use Khmer [khm].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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