Phana’ language

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Native to Laos, China
Native speakers
350 (1995 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 phq
Glottolog phan1254[2]

Phana’ is a Loloish language of Laos and China. Phana' is spoken by 500 people in Laos. In China, it is spoken in Mengla County, Yunnan Province. It is closely related to Sila, which is spoken by 2,000 people in Laos and Vietnam (Bradley 1997).

Phana' is spoken in three villages in Laos.

  • Bopiet, Luang Namtha District, Luang Prabang
  • Namtoung, Luang Namtha District, Luang Prabang
  • 1 village in Houaxay District, Bokeo


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

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