Bru language

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Bru
Bruu
Native to Laos, Vietnam, Thailand
Ethnicity Bru, Katang
Native speakers
(300,000 cited 1991–2006)[1]
Austroasiatic
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
bru – Eastern Bru
brv – Western Bru
sss – Sô
xhv – Khua
Glottolog brou1236[2]

Bruu (also spelled Bru, B'ru, Baru, Brou) is a Mon–Khmer dialect continuum spoken by the Bru people of mainland Southeast Asia. and Khua are dialects.[3]

Names[edit]

There are various local and dialect designations for Bru (Sidwell 2005:11).

  • So ~
  • Tri (So Tri, Chali)
  • Van Kieu
  • Leu ~ Leung (Kaleu)
  • Galler
  • Khua
  • Katang (not the same as Kataang)

Distribution[edit]

The distribution of the Bru language spreads north and northeast from Salavan, Laos, through Savannakhet, Khammouane, and Bolikhamsai, and over into neighboring Thailand and Vietnam (Sidwell 2005:11). In Vietnam, Brâu (Braò) is spoken in Đắk Mế, Bờ Y commune, Đắk Tô District, Kon Tum Province.[4]

Dialects[edit]

Thailand has the following Western Bru dialects (Choo, et al. 2012).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eastern Bru at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Western Bru at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Khua at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Brou–So". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Lê Bá Thảo, Hoàng Ma, et. al; Viện hàn lâm khoa học xã hội Việt Nam - Viện dân tộc học. 2014. Các dân tộc ít người ở Việt Nam: các tỉnh phía nam. Ha Noi: Nhà xuất bản khoa học xã hội. ISBN 978-604-90-2436-8
  5. ^ http://ic.payap.ac.th/graduate/linguistics/theses/Jennifer_Engelkemier_Thesis.pdf

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