Kuy (also known as Kui, Soui or Kuay; Thai: ภาษากุย) ( Khmer: ភាសាគួយ) is a Katuic language, part of the larger Austroasiatic family.
Kuy is one of the more important
languages of the Mon–Khmer family. It is spoken in northeastern Thailand by about 300,000 people; in Salavanh, Savannakhet and Xekong provinces of Laos by about 64,000; and in Preah Vihear, Stung Treng and Kampong Thom provinces of northeastern Cambodia by 15,500 people.
Spelling variants and varieties include the following (Sidwell 2005:11).
Souei. The term "Souei" is also applied to other groups, such as a
Pearic community in Cambodia. Suai. The Kui are known among the
Lao and Isan people as the /sùai/, which is an annual tribute or tax (such as forest products) that the Kui had to send to Bangkok every year. Soai
Dialects [ edit ]
Van der haak & Woykos (1987-1988) identified two major Kui varieties in Surin and Sisaket provinces of eastern Thailand,
Kuuy and Kuay. Van der haak & Woykos also identified the following divergent Kui varieties in Sisaket Province, Thailand. [2 ]
Mann & Markowski (2005) reported the following four Kuy dialects spoken in north-central Cambodia.
Ntra: includes the subdialects of Auk and Wa
Mla: 567 speakers in the single village of Krala Peas, Choam Ksan District, Preah Vihear Province "
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Mann, N., & Markowski, L. (2004).
A rapid appraisal survey of Kuy dialects spoken in Cambodia. Chiang Mai: Dept. of Linguistics, Graduate School, Payap University. Mann, N., & Markowski, L. (2005).
. SIL International. A rapid appraisal survey of Kuy dialects spoken in Cambodia
Sidwell, Paul. (2005). The Katuic languages: classification, reconstruction and comparative lexicon. LINCOM studies in Asian linguistics, 58. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. ISBN 3-89586-802-7