Bahnar language

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Bahnar
Bana
Native to Vietnam
Ethnicity Bahnar people
Native speakers
160,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bdq
Glottolog bahn1262[2]

The Bahnar language is a Central Bahnaric language. It has nine vowel qualities and phonemic vowel length.

Subdivisions[edit]

Đào (1998)[3] lists the following subgroups of Bahnar and their respective locations.

Bùi (2011:5-6)[4] lists the following subgroups of Bahnar and their respective locations.

Also used in Vietnam[edit]

Other minor groups include the Kon Kđe, Bơ Nơm, and A Roh subgroups in Kông Chro District and K'Bang District of Gia Lai Province (Bùi 2011:6).

Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Bahnar.

  • Tolo
  • Golar
  • Alakong (A-La Cong)
  • Jolong (Gio-Lang, Y-Lang)
  • Bahnar Bonom (Bomam)
  • Kontum
  • Krem

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahnar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bahnar". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Đào Huy Quyền. 1998. Nhạc khí dân tộc Jrai và Bahnar [Musical instruments of the Jrai and Bahnar]. Hanoi: Nhà xuất bản trẻ.
  4. ^ Bùi Minh Đạo. 2011. The Bahnar people in Viet Nam. Hanoi: Thế Giới Publishers. ISBN 978-604-77-0319-7

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