Roglai
RegionVietnam
Native speakers
97,000 (1999–2002)[1]
Austronesian
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
roc – Cacgia
rog – Northern
rgs – Southern
Glottologcacg1235  Cacgia Roglai
nort2994  Northern Roglai
sout3010  Southern Roglai
ELP

The Roglai language is a Chamic language of southern Vietnam, spoken by the Raglai people.

There are four Roglai dialects: Northern, Du Long, Southern and Cac Gia.[2]

Their autonym is radlai, which means "forest people".

Swadesh list

Mainland Chamic and Malay comparative table:

Lexeme Proto-Chamic Western Cham Eastern Cham Roglai Malay
one *sa /sa ha/ /tha/ /sa/ satu
seven *tujuh /taçuh/ /taçŭh/ /tijuh/ tujuh
fire *ʔapuy /pui/ /apuy/ /apui/ api
sky *laŋit /laŋiʔ/ /laŋiʔ/ Lingik /laŋĩ꞉ʔ/ langit
rice (husked) *bra꞉s /prah/ /prah-l/ /bra/ beras
iron *bisεy /pasay/ /pithăy/ /pisǝy/ besi
sugarcane *tabɔw-v /tapau/ /tapăw/ /tubəu/ tebu

References

  1. ^ Cacgia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Northern at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Southern at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Cobbey, Maxwell; Cobbey, Vurnell (1977). Suraq vungã sanãp Radlai / Nữ-vựng Rơglai / Northern Roglai vocabulary. Huntington Beach, CA: Summer Institute of Linguistics.