A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Cadong, Dang, Hadang, Hdang, Hotea, Hoteang, Kmrang, Rotea, Roteang, Tang, Xa, Xodang

L1 users: 97,000 (Bradley 2007b). Total users in all countries: 97,520.


Kon Tum, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai provinces.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized ethnic group: So Dang.


Central Sedang, Greater Sedang, Dak Sut Sedang, Kotua Sedang, Kon Hring Sedang. Reportedly most similar to Hre [hre].

Language Use

Also use Vietnamese [vie].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Radio. Dictionary.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Part of the Xo Dang official ethnic community (169,501, 2009 census). Sakau or Xa Cau may be an alternate name. Traditional religion, Christian.

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