INDUSTRIOUSNESS, SLEEP, AND LANGUAGE: THE DAN LAI PEOPLE
the Vietnamese government has begun to increase its attention on groups such as the Dan Lai, that is, to protect their heritage, to document their cultural practices, and to establish programs for retaining their languages and hence for increasing the use of such language in school instruction.
The Vietnamese government has also had aassistance for this contribution from other regions globally, and from a number of sectors, not least of which is the academic sector, which has sought to document and sustain the language practices of the Dan Lai minority ethnic community.
The Dan Lai speak a variety of the Vietic language, within a larger Austroasiatic macrofamily. The Austroasiatic languages are traditionally divided into two or three divisions.