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Extinct: no
Family: Niger Congo
Branch: Kwa
Continent: Asia
Country: Indonesia
 
Region: Southern, south Benkulu Province around Krui, Sanggi, Kotajawa, and possibly into Lampung Province.
Countries Where Spoken: 20,000 to 30,000 (GEKISUS 1985).
Countries Where Official: Indonesia
   
Native Speakers: 20,000
Speakers Total: 30,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Krui at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Krui at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Krui: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Krui: 0
  
Three Letter Code: KRQ
Alternative Names: KROE, KRU"I, WESTERN LAMPUNG, NJO
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Summary: Related to Komering. Vocabulary differences with other Pesisir languages. 84% lexical similarity between Krui and Ranau. Called Njo together with Komering. Investigation needed: intelligibility with Ranau, Komering. Muslim.
 

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