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O Du people

O Du
Total population
570 (est.)
Regions with significant populations
 Vietnam 376 (2009)[1]
O Du, Vietnamese, Lao
Traditional religion (animism), Christianity

The Ơ Đu are an aboriginal ethnic group in Vietnam and Laos. Their total population is more than 570.


  • Name variation 1
  • Culture 2
  • Language 3
  • Geographic distribution 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Name variation

The Ơ Đu are also commonly referred to as O'Du, O Du, Iduh, Tay Hat, Hat, and Haat.[2]


The Ơ Đu subsist mainly on slash and burn agriculture and raising cattle, augmented by hunting, gathering, and weaving.


The Ơ Đu have a language also called O'du, which is a Khmuic language.[2] The Khmuic languages are Austro-Asiatic.[2] There is some debate as to whether the Khmuic languages are of the Mon–Khmer branch, but the majority opinion is that they are not. Most Ơ Đu presently speak Thai.

Geographic distribution

See also


  1. ^ "The 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Census: Completed Results". General Statistics Office of Vietnam: Central Population and Housing Census Steering Committee. June 2010. p. 135. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ethnologue report for Laos

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