Maa

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Chauma, Che Ma, Ma, Ma Krung, Ma Ngan, Ma To, Ma Xop, Maaq
Population

41,400 (2009 census). Based on ethnicity.

Location

Lam Dong, Dong Nai, and Bin Phuoc provinces, widely scattered; possibly in Dac Nong province.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous). Language of recognized ethnic group: Ma.

Dialects

Sometimes considered a Koho [kpm] dialect.

Language Use

Also use Vietnamese [vie].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

An official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.

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