Viet Nam

Zhuang, Zuojiang

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Ken Tho, Longyin, Longzhou, Pho Thai, Pu Tho, Southern Zhuang, Zhuangyu nanbu fangyan Zuojiang tuyu; Also, in Viet Nam: Nung Chao
  • Scriptures published: None
  • Literacy: Also use southwestern dialect of Mandarin [cmn] and Yue Chinese dialects [yue]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: China
  • Region: Southwest Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Tiandeng, Daxin, Chongzuo, Ningming, Longzhou, Pingxiang, and Jingxi counties; Yunnan Province, Funing county, a few villages
  • Also used in: Viet Nam
  • Religion: traditional religion, Daoist, Buddhist (Mahayana)
  • Status: Language of recognized nationality in China; Language of recognized nationality in Viet Nam
  • Number of users: 1,840,000 (1,500,000 in China (2000 census); 340,000 in Viet Nam (2000 census))
  • Vitality: Vigorous

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)