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|Native to||Thailand, Laos, Cambodia|
|ca. 450,000 (2005–2006)|
kdt – Kuy (Kuay)
nyl – Nyeu (Yoe)
Kuy is one of the languages of the Austroasiatic family. It is spoken in northeastern Thailand by about 300,000 people; in Salavan, Savannakhet and Xekong provinces of Laos by about 64,000; and in Preah Vihear, Stung Treng and Kampong Thom provinces of northern Cambodia by 15,500 people.
Spelling variants and varieties include the following (Sidwell 2005:11).
- Souei. The term "Souei" is also applied to other groups, such as a Pearic community in Cambodia.
- Kouy. A textbook in French is published for this variant (Parlons Kouy).
Van der haak & Woykos (1987-1988) identified two major Kui varieties in Surin and Sisaket provinces of eastern Thailand, Kuuy and Kuay. Van der haak & Woykos also identified the following divergent Kui varieties in Sisaket Province, Thailand.
- Kui Nhə: Sisaket District (10 villages), Phrabung District (5 villages), Rasisalai District (4 villages). About 8,000 people.
- Kui Nthaw (Kui M'ai): Rasisalai District (5 villages), Uthumphornphisai District (9 villages). All villages mixed with Lao/Isaan.
- Kui Prue Yai: Prue Yai Subdistrict, Khukhan District. Possibly a late migration from the Mlu Prei area of Cambodia.
Mann & Markowski (2005) reported the following four Kuy dialects spoken in north-central Cambodia.
- Ntra: includes the subdialects of Auk and Wa
- Mla: 567 speakers in the single village of Krala Peas, Choam Ksan District, Preah Vihear Province
- Kuy (Kuay) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Nyeu (Yoe) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kuy–Souei". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Van der haak, F. and Woykos, B. (1987-1988). "Kui dialect survey in Surin and Sisaket", in The Mon-Khmer Studies Journal, vol. 16-17, pp. 109–142. http://sealang.net/sala/archives/pdf8/vanderhaak1987-1988kui.pdf
- Mann, N., & Markowski, L. (2004). A rapid appraisal survey of Kuy dialects spoken in Cambodia. Chiang Mai: Dept. of Linguistics, Graduate School, Payap University.
- Mann, N., & Markowski, L. (2005). A rapid appraisal survey of Kuy dialects spoken in Cambodia. SIL International.
- Sidwell, Paul. (2005). The Katuic languages: classification, reconstruction and comparative lexicon. LINCOM studies in Asian linguistics, 58. Muenchen: Lincom Europa. ISBN 3-89586-802-7
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