Rengao

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Ro-Ngao
Population

18,000 (Bradley 2007).

Location

Kon Tum Province, northwest of Dak to southeast of Kontum city between Sedang and Bahnar.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized ethnic group: Ba Na.

Dialects

Bahnar-Rengao, Sedang-Rengao, Western Rengao.

Language Use

Also use Vietnamese [vie].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1977.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Part of the Ba Na official ethnic community (227,716, 2009 census).