Jru (Jruq / ຈຼ໌ຣູະ)

Jru is a member of the Bahnaric branch of the Austroasiatic language family. It is spoken in Champasak, Sekong and Attapeu Provinces in southern Laos. In 2007 there were about 28,000 speakers of Jru, which is also known as Loven, Laven, Boloven, Boriwen, Jaru, Jruq or Laweenjru.

Jru has been written with versions of the Latin and Lao alphabets. The Khom script, invented by Ong Kommandam, was also used for a while in the early 20th century.

Jru alphabet and pronunciation

Latin alphabet

Latin alphabet for Jru

Lao alphabet

Lao alphabet for Jru

Download alphabet charts for Jru in PDF or Excel format

Details of Jru alphabets provided by Michael Peter Füstumum and Wolfram Siegel

Sample video in Jru


Information about Jru

Bahnaric languages

Brao, Cua, Chrau, Jru, Koho, Sedang, Tampuan

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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