Tampuan

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A language of Cambodia

Alternate Names
Campuon, Proon, Proons, Tamphuan, Tampuen, Tampuon, “Kha Tampuon” (pej.)
Population

31,000 (2009 UNSD).

Location

Ratanakiri province: Sesan river area south to Srepok river.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Khmer [khm], Lao [lao].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 10%. Taught in primary schools. Pilot formal education programme begun in 3 elementary schools in 2003. Literature. Dictionary.
Writing

Khmer script [Khmr].

Other Comments

Exogamous clans, together with Kaco’ and Jarai, override ethnic and linguistic boundaries.

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