Tampuan is an Mon-Khmer language spoken in parts of Ratanakiri Province in the north east of Cambobia by about 57,000 people. It belongs to the Central Bahnaric branch of the Mon-Khmer language family and is closely related to Bahnar and Alak.
In 1997 a number of organisations, including the Cambodian government, UNESCO and NGOs, got together to develop a script for Tampuan - before than it had not been written. They came up with a modified version of the Khmer alphabet, which was approved for use in 2003.
Information about the Tampuan language and people