Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Sathanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao
73% (2005 UNESCO)
Central Khmer (10,400), Mandarin Chinese, Sedang (520), Tampuan, Vietnamese (76,000), Yue Chinese
Bradley 2007; Edmondson and Solnit 1997; Lebar, Hickey, and Musgrave 1964; Matisoff, Baron, and Lowe 1996; Thomas and Headley 1970; Wurm and Hattori 1981
The number of individual languages listed for Laos is 86. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 10 are developing, 48 are vigorous, 22 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.