Muong

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A language of Viet Nam

Population

1,140,000 (1999 census). Ethnic population: 1,270,000 (2009 census).

Location

Mostly north central mountains, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Phu Tho, Ha Noi, Yen Bai, Son La, and Ninh Binh provinces.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ao Tá (Au Tá), Boi Bi (Moi Bi), Moi 1, Mol, Mual, Thang, Wang. Related to Chut [scb], May [scb], Ruc [scb], Arem [aem], and Aheu [thm].

Language Use

Also use Vietnamese [vie].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–70%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1963.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muong is an official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.