Phong-Kniang

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A language of Laos

Alternate Names
Keneng, Kenieng, Lao Phong, Pong, “Kha Niang” (pej.), “Khaniang” (pej.)
Population

1,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Houaphan province: Aet and Xieng Khor districts near Neun river; Xiangkhoang province.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Development
Many are educated.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

A Phong exonym of Kniang and not to be confused with Kha Phong, a dialect of Maleng [pkt], nor with the autonym Pong as a dialect of Hung [hnu] (Ferlus 1996). Traditional religion.

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