Chintang language

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Pronunciation [ˈtsʰintaːŋ]
Region Dhankuta District, Nepal
Ethnicity 5,000 (2011 census?)[1]
Native speakers
3,700 (2011 census)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ctn
Glottolog chhi1245[3]

Chintang (Chintang: छिन्ताङ् Chintāṅ / Chhintang) is an eastern Kiranti language spoken by 5,000 to 6,000 people in Chhintang and Ahale VDC's of Dhankuta District, Koshi Zone, Nepal. Dialects are Mulgaun and Sambhugaon.[2]


  1. ^ Chintang language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ a b Chintang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chhintange". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 


Bickel, Balthasar, G. Banjade, M. Gaenszle, E. Lieven, N. P. Paudyal, & I. Purna Rai et al. (2007). Free prefix ordering in Chintang. Language, 83 (1), 43–73.

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