Phunoi language

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

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.[3]

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


  1. ^ Phunoi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Phunoi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Bradley, David (2007). "East and Southeast Asia". In Christopher Moseley, ed. Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages. London and New York: Routledge.

Further reading

  • Boute, Vanina. 2010. Names and Territoriality among the Phounoy: How the State creates Ethnic Group (Lao PDR), in C. Culas et F. Robinne (eds.), Inter-Ethnic Dynamics in Asia. Considering the Other through ethnonyms, territories and rituals, London: Routledge, pp. 79–99.
  • Kingsadā, Thō̜ngphet, and Tadahiko Shintani. 1999. Basic Vocabularies of the Languages Spoken in Phongxaly, Lao P.D.R. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  • Kingsada, Thongpheth. 2002. Languages and Ethnic Classification in the Lao PDR. International Workshop on the "Cultural Diversity and Conservation in the making of Mainland Southeast Asia and Southwestern China: Regional Dynamics in Past and Present". Luang Prabang, Lao P.D.R.
  • Dai Qingxia. 2018. The Punei language of Laos [Laowo Puneiyu yanjiu 老挝普内语研究]. Beijing: Science Press 科学出版社. ISBN 9787030567529

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