L1 users: 242,000 (Bradley 2007b). Ethnic population: 411,000 (2009 census). Total users in all countries: 262,800.
Gia Lai, Kon Tum, and Binh Dinh provinces; some in Dak Lak province.
5 (Developing). Language of recognized ethnic group: Gia Rai.
Puan, Hodrung (Hdrung), Jhue, Aráp, Habau (Ho-Bau), To-Buan, Sesan, Chuty, Pleikly, Golar. Cambodian dialects are all very similar, all displaying some significant differences with dialects in Viet Nam.
SVO; causatives; 25 consonant and 9 vowel phonemes; non-tonal; stress on final syllable.
Also use Vietnamese [vie].
Latin script [Latn], used in Viet Nam and United States.
Gia Rai is an official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.