Laghuu

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Laopa, Xá Phó
Population

800 (Bradley 2007b). Ethnic population: 1,000 (Bradley 2007b).

Location

Lao Cai province: Sa Pa district, Nam Sa village; 15 km south and east of Sa Pa city, in the valley below the highest mountain in Viet Nam, Phan Si Pan (3,198 m); small enclave in Son La province.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Unknown relationship to Laopang [lbg] (Laopa) of Myanmar, also in the Lolo group.

Typology

5 tones.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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