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). Most of the ethnic group use the language (Bradley 2007). Population total all countries: 708.


Hà 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. Also in China.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).


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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