Chru

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Cadoe Loang, Choru, Chrau Hma, Chu, Chu Ru, Churu, Cru, Kru, Seyu
Population

19,300 in Viet Nam (2009 census).

Location

Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan provinces, inland from Malam area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Noang (La-Dang), Rai.

Language Use

Being replaced by Vietnamese [vie] in many domains (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: 1955.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Chu Ru is an official ethnic community.