Chut
Ruc-Sach
Geographic
distribution
Vietnam, Laos
Native speakers
1,300 (2007)[1]
Linguistic classificationAustroasiatic
Subdivisions
ISO 639-3scb
Glottologchut1247
ELP

The Chứt (Chut, Cheut) or Rục-Sách languages are a Vietic language cluster spoken by the Chứt peoples of Vietnam and Khammouane Province, Laos.

Classification

The following three Chứt subgroups have been tentatively identified in Babaev & Samarina (2021).[2]

Except for the semi-nomadic and sedentary agriculturalist Sach and the swidden agriculturalist Kri, the May, Ruc, Arem, and Maleng were all hunter-gatherers until the late 20th century.[2]

Distribution

Chứt languages are spoken in the following villages in Vietnam.[4]

Sách
Mày
Rục

References

  1. ^ Chut at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Babaev, Kirill; Samarina, Irina (2021). Sidwell, Paul (ed.). A Grammar of May: An Austroasiatic Language of Vietnam. Brill. p. 14. ISBN 978-9-00446-108-6.
  3. ^ Sidwell, Paul; Alves, Mark (2021). "The Vietic languages: a phylogenetic analysis". Journal of Language Relationship. 19 (3–4): 166–194.
  4. ^ Babaev, Kirill Vladimirovich [Бабаев, Кирилл Владимирович]; Samarina, Irina Vladimirovna [Самарина, Ирина Владимировна]. 2019. Язык май. Материалы Российско-вьетнамской лингвистической экспедиции / Jazyk maj. Materialy Rossijsko-vetnamskoj lingvisticheskoj ekspeditsii. Moscow: Издательский Дом ЯСК. ISBN 978-5-907117-34-1. (in Russian). p.16.