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). Based on ethnicity.

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

Christian, traditional religion.

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