Samre language

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Not to be confused with Somray language.
Central Chong
Native to Cambodia
Region Pursat Province
Ethnicity 200 (2000)[1]
Native speakers
20–30 (1998)[2]
  • Pearic
    • Chong languages
      • Samre
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sxm
Glottolog samr1245[3]

Samre, or Central Chong, is a nearly extinct Pearic language of Cambodia. The language is evidently extinct in Cambodia,[1] but a 1998 survey found 20–30 speakers across the border in Thailand.[2] The dialects are as follows:[4]

  • Samre of Pursat
  • Samre (Pornsawan Ploykaew 2001)
  • Chong (Baradat ms.)
  • Chong of Trat (Pannetier ms., Isarangura 1935)
  • Kasong (Noppawan Thongkham 2003)


  1. ^ a b Samre language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Pornsawan Ploykaew. 2001, "The phonology of Samre", in The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal, vol. 31, pp. 15-27
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Samre". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Sidwell, Paul (2009). Classifying the Austroasiatic languages: history and state of the art. LINCOM studies in Asian linguistics, 76. Munich: Lincom Europa.

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