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Cheng (also known as Jeng, Chieng) is a Mon–Khmer language of southern Laos. Chazée (1999:95) estimates the population at 5,500, while the 1995 Laotian census places the Cheng population at 6,511. Cheng is very closely related to Oi but the speakers consider themselves to be a distinct ethnic group from the Oi (Sidwell 2003).
As of 1/31/2017, the ISO code for Cheng language has been retired by SIL as Sidwell & Jacq, writing in 2003, consider Oi [Oy], Sok, and Cheng [Jeng] to be dialects of the same language.
Native speakers of Cheng live mostly along the banks of the Sekaman River, in and around Ban Fandeng (Phandɛŋ).
- Jeng at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Jeng (Laos)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- "Change request documentation for: 2016-012". ISO 639-3 Home. SIL International. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- 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.
- http://projekt.ht.lu.se/rwaai RWAAI (Repository and Workspace for Austroasiatic Intangible Heritage)
- http://hdl.handle.net/10050/00-0000-0000-0003-9040-E@view Cheng in RWAAI Digital Archive
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