|Native speakers||15,000 (1999 census)|
Chamic languages viz. Cham, Jarai, Rhade, Northern & Southern Rioglai and Chru are receding and Cham, Chru and 2 languages within Roglai are becoming endangered.
Consonant inventory 
The following table lists the consonants of Chru.
Labial Apical Alveolo-palatal Velar Glottal Stop voiceless [p] [t] [tɕ] [k] [ʔ] voiced [b] [d] [dʑ] [g] Fricative [ɕ] [h] Nasal [m] [n] [ɲ] [ŋ] Approximant [w] [j]
There exist post-aspirated consonants [ph], [th], [kh], but these behave as sequences of stop plus [h]. For example, from the word phaː ("to plane") the nominal pənhaː ("a plane") can be derived by infixation of -n-.
Vowel inventory 
The vowel inventory is given in the following table. All vowels but [eː, o, oː] exist in nasalized form.
Front Central Back High [i, iː] [u, uː] Upper Mid [eː] [ə, əː] [o, oː] Lower Mid [ɛ, ɛː] [ɔ, ɔː] Low [a, aː]
- 1 The vowel [eː] is always followed by [ŋ].
Words consist of up to two pre-syllables, and a main syllable. A full example is pətərbləʔ ("to turn over"). The vowels in the pre-syllables are always [ə] after a consonant and [a] otherwise.