A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Bendi Lolo, Ka Bao, Ka Biao, Laqua, Lolo, Pen Ti, Pu Péo, Pubiao, Pupeo

690 in Viet Nam (2009 census). Population total all countries: 708. Ethnic population: Most of the ethnic group use the language (Bradley 2007).


Ha Giang Province, Viet Nam-Yunnan-Kwangsi border, upper Clear river valley, Dunshi, Pugao, Pula, Pubang, and Manong; Yên Minh and Mèo Vac districts; Dông Van district, Phô Là and Sung Chang villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized ethnic group: Pu Peo.


None known. Lexical similarity: 38% with Gelao, 33% with Lachi [lbt], 30% with Northern Zhuang, 29% with Dong, 26% with Hlai [lic], 10% with Hmong, 7% with Iu Mien [ium].

Other Comments

Pu Péo is an official ethnic community. Traditional religion.

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