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A language of Laos

Alternate Names
Bru, Kah So, Makong, Mang Cong, Mangkong, Mang-Koong, Mankoong, So Makon, Thro
Population

118,000 in Laos (2005 census). Population total all countries: 188,000.

Location

Savannahkhet, Khammouan, and Bolikhamxai provinces.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

So Phong, So Slouy, So Trong. Reportedly similar to Bru [bru].

Language Use

Also use Lao [lao].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1980–2004.
Writing

Thai script [Thai].

Other Comments

Glossonym: Mangkong and Bru in Laos. Traditional religion.

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