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A language of Laos

ISO 639-3lbn

Population  16,700 in Laos (1995 census). Population total all countries: 16,832.
Region  Northwest, Luang Namtha, Bokeo provinces. Also in Thailand, United States.
Language map  Laos, reference number 30
Alternate names   Kha Lamet, Khamed, Khamet, Lemet, Rmeet
Dialects  Upper Lamet, Lower Lamet.
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Palaungic, Eastern Palaungic, Lametic
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.
Writing system  Lao script. Latin script.
Comments  Called ‘Lamet’ in Laos and ‘Khamet’ in Thailand. Traditional religion.

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Language name   Lamet
Population  100 in Thailand.
Region  Lampang, Chiangrai.
Alternate names  Kamet, Kha Lamet, Khamet, Lemet
Dialects  Upper Lamet, Lower Lamet.
Comments  Called ‘Khamet’ in Thailand and ‘Lamet’ in Laos. Traditional religion.