Phunoi
Singsali
Native toLaos
RegionPhongsaly Province
EthnicityPhunoi
Native speakers
(45,000 cited 1995–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pho
Glottologphun1245
ELPPhunoi

Phunoi (Sinsali) is a Loloish language (or languages) of northern Laos. Dialects are divergent and may be distinct languages; these are Black Khoany, White Khoany, Mung, Hwethom, Khaskhong. Bradley cites six languages within Phunoi.[2]

In Phongsaly Province, Phunoi is spoken in Phongxaly District and Bun Tay District (including in Langne Village) (Kingsada 1999).

References

  1. ^ Phunoi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Bradley, David (2007). "East and Southeast Asia". In Christopher Moseley, ed. Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages. London and New York: Routledge.

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