Jarai

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Chor, Cho-Rai, Chrai, Djarai, Gia-Rai, Gio-Rai, Jorai, Mthur
Population

242,000 in Viet Nam (Bradley 2007). Population total all countries: 262,800. Ethnic population: 411,000 (2009 census).

Location

Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces; some in Dac Lac Province. Also in Cambodia, United States.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Aráp, Chuty, Golar, Habau (Ho-Bau), Hodrung (Hdrung), Jhue, Pleikly, Puan, Sesan, To-Buan. Cambodian dialects are all very similar, all displaying some significant differences with dialects in Vietnam.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Radio programs. NT: 1974.
Writing
Latin script, used in Viet Nam and United States.
Other Comments

Gia Rai is an official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.

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