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The Brao (Lave, Love), who numbered about 18,000 in 1984, are swidden rice cultivators located over a fairly large area from 14° to 16° N and 106° to 108° E in northeast Cambodia and southeast Laos. Brao is a Mon-Khmer, Austroasiatic language. The Brao language is closely related to Krung and Kravet spoken in Cambodia, and if speakers of these languages are counted with the Brao, the total number is about 30,000.

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