Bru, Western

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A language of Thailand

Alternate Names
Baru, B’ru, Bruu
Population

20,000 in Thailand (1991).

Location

Ubon Ratchathani, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, and Sakon Nakhon provinces.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Partially intelligible with Eastern Bru [bru].

Language Use

Also use Thai [tha].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 80%. Bible portions: 2007.
Writing

Lao script [Laoo]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Buddhist, Christian, traditional religion.