Cuoi language

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Native to Vietnam, Laos
Ethnicity Thổ
Native speakers
71,000 (1999 census)[1]
  • Toum (Tum)
  • Liha (Ly Ha)
  • Phong (Poong)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
hnu – Hung
tou – Thô
Glottolog cuoi1242[2]
Linguasphere 46-EAD-a

Cuói, known as Thổ in Vietnam and as Hung in Laos,[3] is a dialect cluster spoken by around 70,000 Thổ people in Vietnam and a couple thousand in Laos, mainly in the provinces of Bolikhamsai and Khammouane.


  1. ^ Hung at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Thô at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Cuoi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "The Vietic Branch".