Khamet (Xmet)
Native toLaos
Native speakers
(20,000 cited 1995 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lbn

Lamet is a Mon–Khmer language of Laos. There are also one hundred speakers in Lampang Province, Thailand, where it is known as Khamet. Lamet speakers call their language [χəmɛːt], or less commonly [kʰəmɛːt].[2]


Lamet of Lampang was originally spoken in Takluh village north of Namtha in Laos.

A closely related variety called Lua' is spoken in Ban Pang Chok (Ban Lua), Wiang Pa Pao District, southern Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.[3]


  1. ^ Lamet at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Conver, Lynn C. 1999. "A Sketch of the Phonology of a Lamet Dialect." In The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal, 29: 35-56.
  3. ^ Narumol, Charoenma. 1982. The phonologies of a Lampang Lamet and Wiang Papao Lua. The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal 11. 35-45.