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Chrau language

Native to Vietnam
Region Đồng Nai, Tây Ninh, and Bình Dương provinces
Ethnicity Chrau people
Native speakers
7,000  (1995 census)[1]
  • Bahnaric
    • South Bahnaric
      • Stieng–Chrau
        • Chrau
Language codes
ISO 639-3 crw
Glottolog chra1242[2]

Chrau [3] is a Bahnaric language spoken by some 22,000 ethnic Cho Ro people in southern Vietnam. Unlike most languages of Southeast Asia, Chrau has no lexical tone, though it does have significant sentence intonation.[4]


  1. ^ Chrau at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chrau". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  4. ^ Thomas, Dorothy M. (1966). "Chrau intonation". Mon–Khmer Studies 2: 1–13. 

Further reading

  • Cheeseman, Nathaniel; Herington, Jennifer; Sidwell, Paul (2013). ''Bahnaric linguistic bibliography with selected annotations. Mon-Khmer Studies vol. 42 Mahidol University and SIL International.
  • Thomas, D. D. (1967). Chrau grammar; a Mon–Khmer language of Vietnam.

External links

  • Resources in and about the Chrau language
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