Bit

A language of Laos

ISO 639-3: bgk
 

Population 1,530 in Laos (1985 Proschan). Population total all countries: 2,030.
Region Near the northern border with China, northeast of Namtha, Luang Namtha Province, and south of Boun Neua; Phongsali Province, Boun-Tai, Samphan, and Khoa districts, 8 villages. Also spoken in China.
Alternate names   Khabit, Khbit, Phsing, Phsin
Dialects Not Khmuic, but Palaungic (J-O Svantesson 1990). Related to Khao in Viet Nam.
Classification Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Khmuic, Khao
Comments 400 to 1,000 meters. Traditional religion.

Also spoken in:
China
 
Language name   Bit
Population 500 in China (1990 Svantesson).
Region Southern Yunnan Province.
Alternate names  

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Khabit, Phsing, Phsin