Phong-Kniang

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A language of Laos

Alternate Names
Keneng, Kenieng, Khaniang, Lao Phong, Pong 3
Population

1,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

South Houaphan Province, Xieng Khor and Aet districts, near Neun river; north Xieng Khouang Province.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Related to Puoc [puo] and Kháng [kjm].

Language Development
Many are educated.
Other Comments

A Phong exonym of Kniang and not to be confused with Kha Phong, a dialect of Maleng [pkt], nor with the autonym Pong as a dialect of Hung [hnu] (Ferlus 1996). Traditional religion.