Vietnamese (Vietnamese: tiếng Việt) is an Austroasiatic language that originated in Vietnam, where it is the national and official language. It is by far the most spoken Austroasiatic language with over 90 million native speakers, at least seven times more than Khmer, the next most spoken Austroasiatic language.
Is Vietnamese derived from French?
Influence on Vietnamese
The Vietnamese language contains a significant number of French loanwords and placenames. The majority of words having French origin are those relating to objects, food and technology introduced to the Vietnamese during the colonial era.
What language is Vietnamese closest to?
Most probably the closest one is the Muong language or better to say, the various dialects of the language. It belongs to the same group as Vietnamese and is similar to it, but not the same.
Is Vietnamese a Creole language?
The modern Vietnamese language is a creole language with contribution from all three different languages. Note that the other pure Austroasiatic languages are non-tonal.
Is Vietnam a poor country?
Vietnam is now defined as a lower middle income country by the World Bank. Of the total Vietnamese population of 88 million people (2010), 13 million people still live in poverty and many others remain near poor. Poverty reduction is slowing down and inequality increasing with persistent deep pockets of poverty.
Are Vietnamese Chinese?
The Vietnamese people or Kinh people (Vietnamese: người Kinh) are a Southeast Asian ethnic group originally native to modern-day Northern Vietnam and South China. The native language is Vietnamese, the most widely spoken Austroasiatic language.
What is the hardest language to learn?
The Hardest Languages To Learn For English Speakers
- Mandarin Chinese. Interestingly, the hardest language to learn is also the most widely spoken native language in the world. …
- Arabic. …
- Polish. …
- Russian. …
- Turkish. …
Is Vietnam still communist?
Government of Vietnam
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.
Do Vietnamese speak English?
The Vietnamese language is difficult. … In tourist centres many Vietnamese will speak some English, but a lot will speak none. In more remote areas, English speakers can be very rare. Some older Vietnamese will speak more French than English.
Which countries speak Vietnamese language?
Vietnamese (Vietnamese: tiếng Việt) is an Austroasiatic language that originated in Vietnam, where it is the national and official language.
|Native to||Vietnam, China (Dongxing, Guangxi)|
|Native speakers||76 million (2009)|
|Language family||Austroasiatic Vietic Viet–Muong Vietnamese|
Why do Vietnamese use alphabet?
The vast majority of the population could not read or write in either script. Vietnamese has a richer sound inventory than the other Sino-xenic languages and was therefore unsuited to be written in Chinese characters but people kept coining new characters which made learning it even harder than Chinese.