Sedang

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A language of Viet Nam

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

97,000 in Viet Nam (Bradley 2007). Population total all countries: 97,520.

Location

Kon Tum, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai provinces. Also in Laos.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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

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