Sapa language

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Tày Sa Pa
Native to Vietnam
Region Sa Pa
Native speakers
300 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tys
Glottolog tays1238[2]

Sapa, or Tày Sa Pa, is a Tai language of Sa Pa, Lào Cai Province, northern Vietnam. According to Pittayaporn (2009) and Glottolog, it is the closest relative of the Southwestern Tai languages, but does not share the phonological innovations that define that group.


  1. ^ Sapa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tày Sa Pa". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.