Sapuan language

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Sapuan
Səpuar
Native to Laos
Native speakers
480 (1999)
to 1,000  (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 spu
Glottolog sapu1248[2]

Sapuan (autonym: səpuar) is a Mon–Khmer language spoken in the single village of Ban Sapuan, located approximately 40 km north of Attapeu. Jacq and Sidwell (1999) provide a short grammar. Sidwell (2003) reports a population of just under 1,000. Chazée (1999:93) gives a lower estimate of 480.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chazée 1999, Sidwell 2003
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sapuan". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Sidwell, Paul (2003). A Handbook of comparative Bahnaric, Vol. 1: West Bahnaric. Pacific Linguistics, 551. Canberra: Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University.

Jacq, Pascale and Paul Sidwell (1999). "Sapuan (Səpuar)." Lincom Europa. München.