Paza language

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Native toLaos
Native speakers
2,100 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Paza (Phusang, Phosang, Phousang, Basar, Bazar, (Pusa?); autonym: pa˧za˧) is a Loloish language of northern Laos. Paza speakers consist of 2,100 people distributed in 8 villages of Ban Phusang Mai, Muang Samphan, Phongsaly, and 1 village in Oudomxay.[1] It is documented as "Phusang" in Kato (2008), which has a brief word list of the language collected from Phusangkao village, Samphan District.


  • Kato, Takashi. 2008. Linguistic Survey of Tibeto-Burman languages in Lao P.D.R. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).

Further reading[edit]

Schliesinger, Joachim. 2003. Ethnic Groups of Laos. vol. 4. Sino-Tibetan-Speaking Peoples. White Lotus Press. Bangkok. (see pages 134-19).