Arem language

Native to Laos, Vietnam
Native speakers
270 (1996–2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aem
Glottolog arem1240[2]

Arem is an endangered language spoken in a small area on either side of the LaosVietnam border. Its nearest relative may be the Chut language of Vietnam.

Arem lacks the breathy phonation common to most Vietic languages, but does have glottalized final consonants.[3]


  1. Arem at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Arem". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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