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Ta’oih, Upper

A language of Laos

ISO 639-3tth

Population  30,900 in Laos (1995 census). 70% monolingual. Population total all countries: 49,900.
Region  Saravan Province, Ta-Oy District. Also in United States, Viet Nam.
Language map  Laos, reference number 70
Alternate names   Kantua, Ta Hoi, Ta-Oi, Ta-Oy, Tau Oi
Dialects  Pasoom, Kamuan’, Palee’n, Leem, Ha’aang (Sa’ang). Not intelligible with Lower Ta’oih [tto] until speakers have had at least 2 weeks’ contact.
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Eastern Mon-Khmer, Katuic, Central Katuic, Ta’oih
Writing system  Lao script.
Comments  Traditional religion.

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Viet Nam

Language name   Ta’oih, Upper
Population  19,000 in Viet Nam (2002). 70% monolingual.
Region  Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri provinces.
Language map  Southern Viet Nam, reference number 96
Alternate names  Kantua, T-Oy, Ta Hoi, Tà-Oi, Tau Oi, Toi-Oi
Dialects  Pasoom, Kamuan’, Palee’n, Leem, Ha’aang (Sa’ang).
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%.
Comments  An official ethnic community. Traditional religion, Christian.