969,000 in Viet Nam (2009 census). Ethnic population: 969,000 (2009 census).
North, mainly Cao Bang, Lang Son, Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Lao Cai and Thai Nguyen provinces; possibly in Ho Chi Minh City and other sothern locations.
Giang, Khen Lài, Nùng An, Nùng Cháo, Nùng Inh, Nùng Lòi, Nùng Phan Slình (Nùng Fan Slihng), Nùng Qúy Rin (Guiren), Xuòng. Reportedly similar to Tày [tyz].
Ethnic group members preserved the language and culture more than the Tày. Also use Vietnamese [vie].
Latin script [Latn].
Different from Chinese Nung [yue] (Cantonese). Nùng is an official ethnic community.