Bahnar language

The Bahnar language is a Central Bahnaric language. It has nine vowel qualities and phonemic vowel length.

Bahnar
Bana
Native toVietnam
EthnicityBahnar people
Native speakers
160,000 in Viet Nam (1999 census)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3bdq
Glottologbahn1262[2]

Subdivisions

Đào (1998)[3] lists the following subgroups of Bahnar and their respective locations.

Bùi (2011:5-6)[4] lists the following subgroups of Bahnar and their respective locations.

Also used in Vietnam

Other minor groups include the Kon Kđe, Bơ Nơm, and A Roh subgroups in Kông Chro District and K'Bang District of Gia Lai Province (Bùi 2011:6).

Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Bahnar.

  • Tolo
  • Golar
  • Alakong (A-La Cong)
  • Jolong (Gio-Lang, Y-Lang)
  • Bahnar Bonom (Bomam)
  • Kontum
  • Krem

References

  1. ^ Bahnar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bahnar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Đào Huy Quyền. 1998. Nhạc khí dân tộc Jrai và Bahnar [Musical instruments of the Jrai and Bahnar]. Hanoi: Nhà xuất bản trẻ.
  4. ^ Bùi Minh Đạo. 2011. The Bahnar people in Viet Nam. Hanoi: Thế Giới Publishers. ISBN 978-604-77-0319-7

External links

Bahnar

Bahnar may refer to:

Bahnar people of Vietnam

Bahnar language

Bahnaric languages

Bahnar people

The Bahnar (also spelled Ba Na) are an ethnic group of Vietnam living primarily in the Central Highland provinces of Gia Lai and Kon Tum, as well as the coastal provinces of Bình Định and Phú Yên. They speak the Bahnar language that belongs to the Mon–Khmer language family.

Kon Tum Province

Kon Tum Province lies in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam and shares borders with Laos and Cambodia. It has an area of 9,934 square km and a population of approximately 330,000. The economy is primarily agricultural.

Bahnaric
Katuic
Vietic
Khmuic
Palaungic
Khasic
Mangic
Khmeric
Pearic
Monic
Aslian
Nicobaric
Munda
Proto-languages

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