Chru

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A language of Viet Nam

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

19,300 (2009 census).

Location

Lam Dong province: Don Duong, Duc Trong, and Di Linh districts; Binh Thuan province: An Son and Duc Linh districts; Ninh Thuan province.

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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. Dictionary. NT: 2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Chu Ru is an official ethnic community. Christian, traditional religion.

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