Todrah language

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Native to Vietnam
Native speakers
6,000 (2007) [1]
  • Didrah
  • Modrah
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tdr
Glottolog todr1244

Todrah is an Austroasiatic language of Vietnam. The two dialects, Didrah and Modrah, are quite distinct. Speakers are officially classified by the Vietnamese government as Sedang people.

Todrah contrasts clear, breathy and laryngeal vowels. [2]


Todrah (Tơ-đrá, Tơtrá, Hđrá) is spoken in Đắk Glei District, Kon Tum town, and Kon Plông District of Kon Tum Province (Le et al. 2014:175) [3]

According to Ethnologue , it is spoken northeast of Kon Tum city, from Kon Hring to Kon Braih.

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  1. Todrah at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. Gregerson, Kenneth J. and Kenneth D. Smith. 1973. The development of Tơdrah register. MKS 4:143-184.
  3. Lê Bá Thảo, Hoàng Ma, et al.; Viện hàn lâm khoa học xã hội Việt Nam - Viện dân tộc học. 2014. Các dân tộc ít người ở Việt Nam: các tỉnh phía nam. Ha Noi: Nhà xuất bản khoa học xã hội. ISBN   978-604-90-2436-8