Phula

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Fu Khla, Phu Kha, Phu Khla, Phu La
Population

5,000 in Viet Nam (Pelkey 2008). Population total all countries: 10,000. Ethnic population: 11,000 (2009 census).

Location

Lao Cai Province, near Lao Cai City; Hà Giang Province, Xin Mun district, 1 village; Lai Chau and Son La provinces. Also in China (Phukha).

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Related to Laghuu [lgh].

Typology

Tonal

Language Use

Official minority nationality. Shifting to Vietnamese [vie].

Other Comments

Phù Lá is an official ethnic community.

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