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Kuy, also known as Kui, Soui or Kuay ( Thai: ภาษากุย; Khmer: ភាសាកួយ), is a Katuic language, part of the larger Austroasiatic family spoken by the Kuy people of Southeast Asia.
Kuy is one of the more important
languages of the Austroasiatic family. It is spoken in northeastern Thailand by about 300,000 people; in Salavan, Savannakhet and Xekong provinces of Laos by about 64,000; and in Preah Vihear, Stung Treng and Kampong Thom provinces of northern 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. Soai
Kouy. A textbook in French is published for this variant (
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. [3 ]
Mann & Markowski (2005) reported the following four Kuy dialects spoken in north-central
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 ]
^ Kuy (Kuay) at (17th ed., 2013) Ethnologue
Nyeu (Yoe) at (17th ed., 2013) Ethnologue
^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kuy–Souei". . Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Glottolog 2.2
^ Van der haak, F. and Woykos, B. (1987-1988). "Kui dialect survey in Surin and Sisaket", in The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal, vol. 16-17, pp. 109–142. http://sealang.net/sala/archives/pdf8/vanderhaak1987-1988kui.pdf
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