Alak language

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Native to Laos
Ethnicity Alak people
Native speakers
4,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 alk
Glottolog alak1253[2]

Alak is a language spoken by some 4,000 people in southern Laos, especially in the Provinces of Salavan and Sekong (where the Alak people make up over a fifth of the population). It is closely related to the language spoken by the Bahnars of Vietnam.


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

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