Native toLaos
Native speakers
45,000 (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
tdf – Talieng
stg – Trieng
tgr – Tareng
Glottologtrie1243  Trieng

Taliang (Tariang, Talieng, Trieng) is a Bahnaric language spoken by the Jeh-Tariang people of Laos and Vietnam. It is possibly related to the Stieng language of Vietnam and Cambodia.[2]

There are various languages that have gone by the name Taliang/Trieng, which means 'headhunters'; SEALang classifies two of these as dialects of the same language as Kasseng.[3]

Further reading

The Institute for Cultural Research. Ministry of Information and Culture. 2003. The Life and House of the Tariang People. Sponsored by: The Japan Foundation Asia Center.


  1. ^ Talieng at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Trieng at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Tareng at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
  3. ^ SEALang SALA: Southeast Asian Linguistics Archives