West Himalayish languages
|Himachal Pradesh, India|
The West Himalayish languages, also known as Almora and Kanauric, are a family of Tibeto-Burman languages centered on Kanauri, in Himachal Pradesh and across the border into Nepal. LaPolla (2003) proposes that the West Himalayish languages may be part of a larger "Rung" group.
The languages include:
- Kanauri: Pattani (Manchad), Tinan, Gahri (Bunan), Kanashi, Kinnauri (Sunam, Jangshung, Kaike, Bhoti Kinnauri, Chitkuli Kinnauri, Shumcho, Tukpa)
- Almora (Ranglo): Darma, Chaudangsi, Byangsi, Rangkas (extinct early 20th century)
- ? Rangpo
Depending on what is considered a dialect, other Kanauri languages may be recognized, such as Sunam.
- George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.
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