Nung

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Bu-Nong, Highland Nung, Nong, Tai Nung, Tay, Tày Nùng
Population

969,000 in Viet Nam (2009 census). Ethnic population: 969,000 (2009 census).

Location

Mainly Cao Bang and Lang Son provinces; Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Lam Dòng, and Dak Lak. Also in Canada, Laos, United States.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Giang, Khen Lài, Nùng An, Nùng Cháo, Nùng Inh, Nùng Lòi, Nùng Phan Slình (Nùng Fan Slihng), Nùng Qúy Rin (Guiren), Xuòng. Similar to Tày [tyz].

Language Use

Ethnic group members preserved the language and culture more than the Tày.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1971–1975.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Different from Chinese Nung [yue] (Cantonese). Nùng is an official ethnic community.

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