Chepang language

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Region Nepal
Ethnicity Chepang
Native speakers
49,000 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cdm
Glottolog chep1245[2]

Chepang is a language spoken by approximately 37,000 people in Nepal. The people are known as Chepang. Randy LaPolla (2003) proposes that Chepang may be part of a larger "Rung" group.

Geographical distribution[edit]

Chepang is spoken in the following districts of Nepal (Ethnologue).

Dialects are Western Chepang and Eastern Chepang.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Chepang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chepang". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.