Kha Kior
Native toLaos
Native speakers
(2,400 cited 1985)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3xko – inclusive code
Individual code:
cno – Con (spurious per Glottolog)

Kiorr (Kha Kior) is a Palaungic language of Luang Namtha Province, Laos.

Diffloth & Zide (1992) had listed Con as a Lametic language. However, it is treated as a dialect of Kiorr in Sidwell (2010).[2][3] Kiorr could be a historical name for the Saamtaav people.[4]


  1. ^ Kiorr at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Con (spurious per Glottolog) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Sidwell, Paul. (2010). Three Austroasiatic branches and the ASJP (Fig. 23)
  3. ^ SEALang SALA: Southeast Asian Linguistics Archives
  4. ^ Proschan, Frank. (1996). A Survey of Khmuic and Palaungic Languages in Laos and Vietnam. In: Pan-Asiatic Linguistics Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Languages and Linguistics. Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development. Mahidol University at Salaya Thailand.