Duan language

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Halang Doan
Native toLaos, Vietnam
Native speakers
(4,400 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hld

Duan, Doan, or Halang Doan, is a language spoken by more than four thousand people on either side of the LaotianVietnamese border. There are some 2,346 speakers in Attopu Province, Laos, and another couple of thousand in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam. It is too poorly known to classify completely and may be mutually intelligible with Takua, Kayong, Halang, and Rengao. Might be a part of the Xơ Ɖăng ethnic group.


  1. ^ Duan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Halang Doan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mole, Robert L. (1968) Peoples of Tribes of South Vietnam. vol. 1. Chapter 9.
  • Schrock, Joann, William Stockton Jr., Elaine Murphy, and Marilou Fromme. (1966) Minority Groups in the Republic of Vietnam. Chapter 4.
  • Schliesinger, Joachim. 1998. Hill Tribes of Vietnam. vol 2 Profile of the Existing Hill Tribe Groups. (Schliesinger lumps Doan in with the Gie-Trieng ethnic group p.28).