Rade language

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Not to be confused with Kru’ng language.
Rade
E De
Native to Vietnam
Ethnicity Ê-đê
Native speakers
180,000 in Viet Nam  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rad
Glottolog rade1240  (Rade)[2]
biha1246  (Bih)[3]

Rade (Rhade), rendered Ê-đê in Vietnamese, is a Malayo-Polynesian language of southern Vietnam. There may be some speakers in Cambodia.

Bih, which has about 1,000 speakers, may be a separate language.[4] Tam Nguyen (2015) reported that there are only 10 speakers out of an ethnic population of about 400 people.[5]

Subdivisions[edit]

Rade subgroups include the following (Y-Chang 1979:vii).

  • Mdhur
  • Adham
  • Blo
  • Kơdrao
  • Bih
  • Krung
  • Rdê Kpă

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rade at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Rade". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bih". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ http://www.hrelp.org/grants/projects/index.php?projid=146
  5. ^ Tam Nguyen. 2015. Language endangerment factors: A case study with Bih. Paper presented at SoLE-4, Payap University.