Mnong, Central


A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Budang, Budong, Bunong, Phanong, Pnong

32,500 (2002 SIL). Total users in all countries: 70,000.


Mainly Binh Phuoc, Dak Nong, and west Dat Lak provinces, southwest of the Rade.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized ethnic group: Mnong.


Préh (Pre), Biat (Bhiét), Bu Nar, Bu Rung, Dih Bri (Di-Pri), Bu Dang. Biat dialect may be a separate language related to Eastern Mnong [mng].

Language Development
Radio. Dictionary. NT: 2001–2016.

Khmer script [Khmr]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Part of the Mnông official ethnic community (102,741, 2009 census) which includes Eastern Mnong [mng] and Southern Mnong [mnn]. Traditional religion, Christian.

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