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Cheng language

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Cheng language

Native to Laos
Native speakers
4,500 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jeg
Glottolog jeng1241[2]

Cheng (also known as Jeng, Chieng) is a Mon–Khmer language of southern Laos. Chazée (1999:95) estimates the population at 5,500, while the 1995 Laotian census places the Cheng population at 6,511. Cheng is very closely related to Oi but the speakers consider themselves to be a distinct ethnic group from the Oi (Sidwell 2003).

The Cheng live mostly along the banks of the Sekaman River, in and around Ban Fandeng (Phandɛŋ).

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