Chinali language

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Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
750  (1996)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cih

Chinali is an unclassified language of India. There are sources reporting that many speakers are well educated[1] and that the speakers say that their language is "closely related" to Sanskrit.[2] Speakers are distributed throughout Lahul (or Lahaul) Valley.[2]


  1. ^ a b Chinali at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ a b "Indo-Aryan Languages", "International Encyclopedia of Linguistics Vol. 1" edited by W. J. Frawley.