Phong language

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Native to Laos
Region Southern Houaphanh Province
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pnx
Glottolog phon1246[2]

Phong also known as Kniang is an Austroasiatic language of the Mon–Khmer family, spoken in Laos. Its nearest relatives are the fellow Xinh Mul tongues, the Khang language and Puoc language, both spoken in Vietnam. The number of speakers of Phong-Kniang is estimated at 1,000.

Phong Kaneng [pʰɔːŋ kᵊneːŋ] and Phong Kniang are dialects. Phong is spoken in northeastern Laos, such as in Hua Muong, Sam Neua Province.[3]


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