Bahnar
Bana
Native toVietnam
EthnicityBahnar people
Native speakers
160,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census)[1]
Latin
(adapted Vietnamese)
Language codes
ISO 639-3bdq
Glottologbahn1262

The Bahnar language is a Central Bahnaric language. It has nine vowel qualities and phonemic vowel length.

Subdivisions

Đào (1998)[2] lists the following subgroups of Bahnar and their respective locations.

Bùi (2011:5-6)[3] lists the following subgroups of Bahnar and their respective locations.

Also used in Vietnam

Other minor groups include the Kon Kđe, Bơ Nơm, and A Roh subgroups in Kông Chro District and K'Bang District of Gia Lai Province (Bùi 2011:6).

Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Bahnar.

References

  1. ^ Bahnar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Đào Huy Quyền. 1998. Nhạc khí dân tộc Jrai và Bahnar [Musical instruments of the Jrai and Bahnar]. Hanoi: Nhà xuất bản trẻ.
  3. ^ Bùi Minh Đạo. 2011. The Bahnar people in Viet Nam. Hanoi: Thế Giới Publishers. ISBN 978-604-77-0319-7