Bru, Eastern


A language of Laos

Alternate Names
Bru Tri

26,700 in Laos (2005 census). Population total all countries: 82,300.


East Savannakhet Province, Sepone district. Also in Viet Nam.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Leun (Kaleu, Leung), Tri (Chali, So Tri, So Trii). Partially intelligible with Western Bru [brv] of Thailand. Related to Khua [xhv]. The Mangkong dialect in Viet Nam and eastern Laos is a dialect of Eastern Bru, different linguistically from the Mangkong that are the same as So [sss] of Thailand. Mangkong is also an ethnic group.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1981–2009.
Lao script. Latin script. Thai script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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