Phunoi language

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Native to Laos
Ethnicity Phunoi
Native speakers
45,000  (1995–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 phoinclusive code
Individual code:
lbg – Laopang

Phunoi is a Loloish language (or languages) of Laos, with an unknown number of speakers in Thailand. Dialects are divergent and may be distinct languages; these are Black Khoany, White Khoany, Mung, Hwethom, Khaskhong.

Pace Ethnologue, Laopang (law˧pan˩)[2] is a variety of Phunoi spoken in Laos, not a separate language of Burma.[3]


  1. ^ Phunoi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Laopang at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Bradley, David (2007). "Language Endangerment in China and Mainland Southeast Asia". In Matthias Brenzinger, ed. Language diversity endangered. New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  3. ^ David Bradley, "A Survey of language endangerment", in Austin & Sallabank, eds, The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages, p. 72