Kuy language

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Kuy
Cuoi
Native toThailand, Laos, Cambodia
Native speakers
ca. 450,000  (2005–2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
kdt – Kuy (Kuay)
nyl – Nyeu (Yoe)
 
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Kuy
Cuoi
Native toThailand, Laos, Cambodia
Native speakers
ca. 450,000  (2005–2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
kdt – Kuy (Kuay)
nyl – Nyeu (Yoe)

Kuy, also known as Kui, Soui or Kuay,(Thai: ภาษากุย; Khmer: ភាសាគួយ), is a Katuic language, part of the larger Austroasiatic family spoken by the Kuy people of Southeast Asia.

Kuy is one of the more important languages of the Mon–Khmer family. It is spoken in northeastern Thailand by about 300,000 people; in Salavanh, Savannakhet and Xekong provinces of Laos by about 64,000; and in Preah Vihear, Stung Treng and Kampong Thom provinces of northern Cambodia by 15,500 people.

Names[edit]

Spelling variants and varieties include the following (Sidwell 2005:11).

Dialects[edit]

Van der haak & Woykos (1987-1988) identified two major Kui varieties in Surin and Sisaket provinces of eastern Thailand, Kuuy and Kuay. Van der haak & Woykos also identified the following divergent Kui varieties in Sisaket Province, Thailand.[2]

Mann & Markowski (2005) reported the following four Kuy dialects spoken in north-central Cambodia.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kuy (Kuay) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Nyeu (Yoe) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Van der haak, F. and Woykos, B. (1987-1988). "Kui dialect survey in Surin and Sisaket", in The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal, vol. 16-17, pp. 109–142. http://sealang.net/sala/archives/pdf8/vanderhaak1987-1988kui.pdf

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