Maa

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Chauma, Che Ma, Ma, Ma Krung, Ma Ngan, Ma To, Ma Xop, Maaq
Population

33,300 (1999 census). Ethnic population: 41,400 (2009 census).

Location

Lam Dong, Dong Nai, and Bin Phuoc provinces, widely scattered; possibly some in Dac Nong Province.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Sometimes considered a Koho [kpm] dialect.

Language Use

Also use Vietnamese [vie].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Other Comments

An official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.