Phunoi

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A language of Laos

Alternate Names
Phounoy, Phu Noi, Punoi, Sinsali
Population

35,600 (1995 census).

Location

North central, Phongsali Province.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Black Khoany, Hwethom, Khaskhong, Mung, White Khoany. Reportedly similar to Bisu [bzi], Pyen [pyy], and Mpi [mpz]. Listed dialects may be separate languages.

Writing

Lao script [Laoo].

Other Comments

Glossonym: Phunoi or Phounoy in Laos, Côông in Viet Nam. Traditional religion, Buddhist.