Phunoi

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A language of Laos

Alternate Names
Phounoy, Phu Noi, Punoi, Singsily, Sinsali
Population

39,200 (2015 census). Based on ethnicity.

Location

Phongsali province.

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Language Status

6a* (Vigorous).

Dialects

Black Khoany, White Khoany, Mung, Hwethom, Khaskhong. Reportedly similar to Bisu [bzi], Pyen [pyy], and Mpi [mpz]. Listed dialects may be separate languages.

Language Use

Vigorous.

Writing

Lao script [Laoo].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Buddhist.

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