Lavi

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A language of Laos

Alternate Names
Lavy, Lawi, Salwoeng, Saveung, Swoeng, “Lak-wi” (pej.)
Population

Ethnic population: 1,220 (2015 census).

Location

Xekong province: Lavi Fang Daeng village, south of Xekong town. Two other villages.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Seriously endangered (Sidwell 2003). Older adults only. Many also use Alak [alk] (Asian Minorities Outreach 1999b), Lao [lao] (Asian Minorities Outreach 1999b), Talieng [tdf] (Asian Minorities Outreach 1999b).

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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