Chong, or more specifically Western Chong (also spelled Chawng, Shong, Xong), is an endangered language spoken in Cambodia and southeastern Thailand. It is a Western Pearic language in the Mon–Khmer language family. Chong is currently the focus of a language revitalization project in Thailand. The Chong community in Thailand is primarily located in and around Chanthaburi. While the language spoken in Thailand has been studied recently, the Chong language in Cambodia has not been investigated yet.

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  • Chong, or more specifically Western Chong (also spelled Chawng, Shong, Xong), is an endangered language spoken in Cambodia and southeastern Thailand. It is a Western Pearic language in the Mon–Khmer language family. Chong is currently the focus of a language revitalization project in Thailand. The Chong language is marked by its unusual four-way contrast in register. Its grammar has not been extensively studied, but it is unrelated to the Thai language which is in the Tai–Kadai language family. Chong had no written form until 2000, when researchers at Mahidol University used a simplified version of standard Thai characters to create a Chong writing system, after which the first teaching materials in the language appeared. Chong is currently considered to be at stage 7 in Joshua Fishman's Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (GIDS), where stage 8 is the closest to extinction. The Chong community in Thailand is primarily located in and around Chanthaburi. While the language spoken in Thailand has been studied recently, the Chong language in Cambodia has not been investigated yet. (en)
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  • 1981 (xsd:integer)
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  • Trat Chong, Kasong, and Chung dialects are closer to other Pearic languages that to Western Chong
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  • Chong languages
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  • Chong
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  • possibly 500 in Thailand
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  • Chong, or more specifically Western Chong (also spelled Chawng, Shong, Xong), is an endangered language spoken in Cambodia and southeastern Thailand. It is a Western Pearic language in the Mon–Khmer language family. Chong is currently the focus of a language revitalization project in Thailand. The Chong community in Thailand is primarily located in and around Chanthaburi. While the language spoken in Thailand has been studied recently, the Chong language in Cambodia has not been investigated yet. (en)
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  • Chong language (en)
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  • Chong (en)
  • Western Chong (en)
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