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The Kaleun people (also called Laoeng) are an ethnic group of Thailand and Laos.
- Tai Kaleun
- Lao Kaleun
The Kaleun are a Tai ethnic group. However, they may have been descended from Bru people who shifted to a Southwestern Tai language resembling Phuthai and Yoy, as the Vietnamese also refer to the Bru as Ka Leung. Chamberlain (2016) conjectures that the Kaleun may have originally been Vietic speakers.
- Mukdahan Province of Thailand
- Nakhon Phanom Province of Thailand
- Sakhon Nakhon Province of Thailand
- Borikhamxai Province of Laos
The Kaleun typically speak Northeastern Thai as their primary language.
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