|Region||Sơn La and Lai Châu provinces|
|14,000 (2009 census)|
Kháng (Chinese: 抗语), also known as Mang U’, is an Austroasiatic language of Vietnam. It is closely related of the Bumang language of southern Yunnan, China. Kháng may be Palaungic, although Jerold Edmondson suggests Khmuic affinity.
Kháng is most closely related to Bumang (Edmondson 2010).
Kháng speakers are an officially recognized ethnic group in Vietnam, and officially numbered 10,272 in 1999.
- Sơn La Province (along the Black River)
- Kháng at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Khang". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Edmondson, Jerold A. (2010). "The Kháng language of Vietnam in comparison to Ksingmul (Xinh-mun)". In McElhanon, Kenneth A.; Reesink, Ger. A Mosaic of languages and cultures: studies celebrating the career of Karl J. Franklin. SIL e-Books (19). SIL International, Dallas. p. 140.
- Dao Jie 刀洁. 2007. Bumang yu yanjiu 布芒语研究 [A study of Bumang]. Beijing: Minzu University.
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