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Extinct: no
Family: Austro-Asiatic
Branch: Mon-Khmer
Continent: Asia
Country: Viet Nam
Region: Gia Lai-Cong Tum, Nghia Binh, Phu Khanh provinces, central highlands. Also spoken in USA.
Countries Where Spoken: 158,456 in Viet Nam (1999 census).
Countries Where Official: Viet Nam
Native Speakers: 158,456
Speakers Total: 158,456
Phrasebase members who speak Bahnar at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Bahnar at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Bahnar: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Bahnar: 0
Three Letter Code: BDQ
Alternative Names: BANA
Summary: Other dialects or ethnic names: Roh, Kpang Cong. Closest to Alak 1, Tampuan, and Lamam. An official ethnic community in Viet Nam. Literacy rate in first language: 10% to 30%. Literacy rate in second language: 50% to 75%. Mountain slope. Traditional religion, Christian. NT 1977.

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