Lao People’s Democratic Republic
6,770,000 (2013 World Bank)
73% (2005 UNESCO)
Central Khmer (10,400), Mandarin Chinese, Sedang (520), Tampuan, Vietnamese (76,000), Yue Chinese
Bradley 2007; Edmondson and Solnit 1997; Lebar, Hickey, and Musgrave 1964; Matisoff, Baron, and Lowe 1996; Thomas and Headley 1970; Wurm and Hattori 1981
The number of individual languages listed for Laos is 85. All are living languages. Of these, 1 is institutional, 10 are developing, 49 are vigorous, 23 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
See full country report.