|Native to||Laos, China|
|(350 cited 1995 census)|
Phanaʼ (autonym: pa˥na˧; also called Bana or Pana) is a Loloish language of Laos and China. Phanaʼ is spoken by 500 people in Laos. In China, it is spoken in Mengla County, Yunnan Province (Bradley 2007). It is closely related to Sila, which is spoken by 2,000 people in Laos and Vietnam (Bradley 1997). Badenoch reports that it is similar to vɛ˧ɲɯ˧ (Ban Ban Sida).
Phanaʼ is spoken in three villages in Laos (Ethnologue).
- Bopiet, Luang Namtha District, Luang Prabang Province
- Namtoung, Luang Namtha District, Luang Prabang Province
- one village in Houaixay District, Bokeo Province
Bradley (2007) reports a population of about 1,000 for Phanaʼ.
Phanaʼ (Bana) numerals are as follows.
- Phanaʼ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Phana'". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Bradley, David. 2007. East and Southeast Asia. In Moseley, Christopher (ed.), Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages, 349-424. London & New York: Routledge.
- Lefèvre-Pontalis, Pierre. 1892. Notes sur quelques populations du nord de l'Indo-Chine [Notes on some populations of northern Indo-China]. Journal Asiatique 19, 8, 8. 237-269, 129-154, 291-303.
- "Operation China" (PDF). Asiaharvest.org. Retrieved 2016-11-18.