Chinali is an unclassified language of India. There are sources reporting that many speakers are well educated and that the speakers say that their language is "closely related" to Sanskrit. Speakers are distributed throughout Lahul (or Lahaul) Valley.
- Chinali at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chinali". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- "Indo-Aryan Languages", "International Encyclopedia of Linguistics Vol. 1" edited by W. J. Frawley.