Kiorr language

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Kha Kior
Native to Laos
Native speakers
(2,400 cited 1985)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xkoinclusive code
Individual code:
cno – Con (spurious per Glottolog)
Glottolog kior1239[2]

Kiorr (Kha Kior) is a Palaungic language of Luang Namtha Province, Laos.

Diffloth & Zide (1992) had listed Con as a Lametic language. However, it is treated as a dialect of Kiorr in Sidwell (2010).[3][4] Kiorr could be a historical name for the Saamtaav people.[5]


  1. ^ Kiorr at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Con (spurious per Glottolog) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kiorr". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Sidwell, Paul. (2010). Three Austroasiatic branches and the ASJP (Fig. 23)
  4. ^ SEALang SALA: Southeast Asian Linguistics Archives
  5. ^ Proschan, Frank. (1996). A Survey of Khmuic and Palaungic Languages in Laos and Vietnam. In: Pan-Asiatic Linguistics Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Languages and Linguistics. Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development. Mahidol University at Salaya Thailand.