Cuoi language

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For other languages named Thổ, see Tho language.
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,[1] is a dialect cluster spoken by around 70,000 Thổ people in Vietnam and a couple thousand in Laos, mainly in the provinces of Bolikhamxai and Khammouan.


  1. ^ Hung at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Thô at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Cuoi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.