Katu language

Katu, or Low Katu, is a Katuic language of eastern Laos and central Vietnam.

Katu
Low Katu
West Katu
Native toLaos
EthnicityKatu
Native speakers
23,000 (2005 census)[1]
Austroasiatic
Dialects
  • Triw[2]
  • Dakkang
  • Kantu
  • Kalum
Tai Le & Lao (Laos), Latin (Vietnam)
Language codes
ISO 639-3kuf
Glottologwest2398
ELPDakkang
 Triw[3]

In Vietnam, it is spoken in Thừa Thiên–Huế Province, including in A Lưới commune. By Census 2009 of Vietnam there are 61,588 Katu peoples.[4]

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Nguyễn Hữu Hoành & Nguyễn Văn Lợi. 1998. Tiếng Katu. Hà Nội: Nhà Xuất Bản Khoa Học Xã Hội.
  • Sidwell, Paul. (2005). The Katuic languages: classification, reconstruction and comparative lexicon. LINCOM studies in Asian linguistics, 58. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. ISBN 3895868027
  • Theraphan L-Thongkum. 2001. Languages of the Tribes in Xekong Province Southern Laos. The Thailand Research Fund. Bangkok, Chulalongkorn University.