Chinali language

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

Chinali is an unclassified language of India. Many speakers are well educated,[1] and say that their language is "closely related" to Sanskrit.[3] Speakers are distributed throughout Lahul (or Lahaul) Valley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chinali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Chinali". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ a b "Indo-Aryan Languages", "International Encyclopedia of Linguistics Vol. 1" edited by W. J. Frawley.