Mnong

Mnong

About Mnong

The Mnong or M'nong are an ethnic group from Vietnam (92,451 in 1999). They can be subdivided into three groups: A number of Mnong live in the eastern Cambodian province of Mondulkiri. Every group speaks a variant of the Mnong language, which is in the Bahnaric languages group of the Mon_Khmer language family. Epics (Mnong language: Ot N'rong- Ot: telling by singing the poem, N'rong: old story) take an important part in Mnong people's life. Many of these epics, such as Ghu sok bon Ti_ng, are quite long.

Contributions by Badagnani, Neweco, and Pietdesomere.