Alak language

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Native to Laos
Ethnicity Alak people
Native speakers
4,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 alk
Glottolog alak1253[2]

Alak is a language spoken by some 4,000 people in southern Laos, especially in the Provinces of Salavan and Sekong (where the Alak people make up over a fifth of the population). It is closely related to the language spoken by the Bahnars of Vietnam.


  1. ^ Alak at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Alak". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.