Phunoi language

Native to Laos
Region Phongsaly Province
Ethnicity Phunoi
Native speakers
45,000 (1995–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pho
Glottolog phun1245[2]

Phunoi is a Loloish language (or languages) of 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]


  1. Phunoi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Phunoi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: 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.

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