Chinali language

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Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
750  (1996)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cih
Glottolog chin1475[2]

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.[3] Speakers are distributed throughout Lahul (or Lahaul) Valley.[3]


  1. ^ a b Chinali at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chinali". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b "Indo-Aryan Languages", "International Encyclopedia of Linguistics Vol. 1" edited by W. J. Frawley.