Chrau language

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Native to Vietnam
Region Đồng Nai, Tây Ninh, and Bình Dương provinces
Ethnicity 26,900 Chrau people (2009 census)[1]
Native speakers
7,000 (1995 census)[1]
  • Bahnaric
    • South Bahnaric
      • Stieng–Chrau
        • Chrau
Language codes
ISO 639-3 crw
Glottolog chra1242[2]

Chrau /ˈr/[3] is a Bahnaric language spoken by some of the 22,000 ethnic Cho Ro people in southern Vietnam. Unlike most languages of Southeast Asia, Chrau has no lexical tone, though it does have significant sentence intonation.[4]


  1. ^ a b Chrau at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Chrau". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  4. ^ Thomas, Dorothy M. (1966). "Chrau intonation" (PDF). Mon–Khmer Studies. 2: 1–13. 

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