Chru

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Cadoe Loang, Choru, Chrau Hma, Chu, Chu Ru, Churu, Cru, Kru, Seyu
Population

19,300 in Viet Nam (2009 census).

Location

Binh Thuan, Lam Dong, and Ninh Thuan provinces: inland from Malam area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized ethnic group: Chu Ru.

Dialects

Rai, Noang (La-Dang).

Language Use

Being replaced by Vietnamese [vie] in many domains (Bradley 2007a). Also use Vietnamese [vie].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Chu Ru is an official ethnic community.

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