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|Native to||Laos, Vietnam|
|Ethnicity||Ta Oi, Katang|
|Native speakers||220,000 (1995–2005)|
tth – Upper Ta’Oi
kgd – Kataang
irr – Ir (Hantong)
oog – Ong
tto – Lower Ta’Oi
ngt – Ngeq (Kriang)
llo – Khlor (Lor)
Sidwell (2005) lists the following varieties of Ta’Oi, which is a name applied to speakers of various related dialects.
- Ta’Oi proper
- Chatong is spoken about 50 to 100 km northeast of Sekong. It has been recorded only by Theraphan L-Thongkum.
- Kriang (Ngkriang, Ngeq) is spoken by up to 4,000 people living in villages between Tatheng and Sekong, such as Ban Chakamngai.
- Kataang (Katang) is a dialect that has been documented by Michel Ferlus, Gerard Diffloth, and other linguists. It is not to be confused with the Bru dialect of Katang.
- Upper Ta’Oi reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Kataang reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Ir (Hantong) reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Ong reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Lower Ta’Oi reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Ngeq (Kriang) reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
(Additional references under 'Language codes' in the information box)
- 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
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