THE Ơ ĐU PEOPLE IN VIETNAM
However, the Ơ Đu now mostly employ Vietnamese or the language of the Thái or the Khơ Mú.
The focus by both men and women in the Ơ Đu ethnic group on weaving has infuenced the preservation of the thnic group’s heritage, which is largely unaffected by modern society.
Owing to the tensioned dynamics throughout the ancient and modern histories of the Ơ Đu community, the ethnic group has sustained damage to the longevity of its language, culture, and customs, which have become endangered. Its language, also known as O’du, is a Khmuic language (Austro-Asiatic family) and has a possible connection to Khmuic languages.