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Chairel is an extinct Sino-Tibetan language of Manipur, India. It is preserved only in a word list from 1859. From the words for "sun" (sal) and "fire" (phal), it is clear that it is a Sal (Brahmaputran) language, but it has not been classified further.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Chairel". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- McCulloch, W. (1859). Account of the Valley of Munnipore and of the Hill tribes with a comparative vocabulary of the Munnipore and other languages. Calcutta: Bengal Printing Company.
- Benedict, Paul K. (1972). Sino-Tibetan: A Conspectus (PDF). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-521-08175-7.
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