Vietnamese Language

Vietnamese (tiếng việt / 㗂越) is spoken mainly by people locate in Vietnam, and it is an Austroasiatic language. Since 1954 when it became independent from France, it is the official language of Vietnam. It is originally written with a Siniform, and it is a Chinese-like form. It is called Chữ-nôm (𡨸喃) or Nôm (喃). Chữ-nôm was widely used until 1900’s. Nowadays, this script is still taught in some institutions and universities. Quốc Ngữ (national language) is used as national language since Roman missionaries presented a Latin-based orthography for Vietnamese.