Stories from Bunong Communities in Northeastern Cambodia

Bunong, also known and spelled as Mnong, Phnong and so forth, is one of the Bahnaric languages in the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austroasiatic language family. Bunong people live mostly in Vietnam and the northeastern provinces of Kratie, Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri in Cambodia. The estimated population of Bunong people in Cambodia is 37,500 (in 2008 census). The language is still actively used among Bunong speakers (Lewis et al. 2015).