Phunoi language

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Native to Laos
Region Phongsaly Province
Ethnicity Phunoi
Native speakers
45,000  (1995–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pho
Glottolog phun1245[2]

Phunoi is a Loloish language (or languages) of Laos. Dialects are divergent and may be distinct languages; these are Black Khoany, White Khoany, Mung, Hwethom, Khaskhong. Bradley cites six languages within Phunoi.[3]


  1. ^ Phunoi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Phunoi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Bradley, David (2007). "East and Southeast Asia". In Christopher Moseley, ed. Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages. London and New York: Routledge.

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