A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Ba’e, Chaman, Lá Vàng, Manbu, Mang U, Nieng Ó, Xá, Xá Mang, Xá Ó

3,700 in Viet Nam (2009 census). Based on ethnicity. Total users in all countries: 4,205.


Lai Chau province, Muong Te and Sin Ho districts, triangle-shaped area between Song Da (Black River) and the Nam Na: Nam Nghe, Nam Xung, Nam Ban, Ban Nam Voi, and other communities.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized ethnic group: Mang.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults.


Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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