|Native to||Nicobar Islands, India|
|Region||Katchal & formerly Trinket Islands|
|5,700 (2001 census)|
Katchal (Katchall, Katchál, Kachel), or Tehnu (Tēhnyu), is a Nicobarese language spoken in the central Nicobar Islands. Apart from the dialect of Trinket (Trinkat, Trinkut, or Lâfūl), it is not mutually intelligible with the other Central Nicobarese languages. The population of Trinket was evacuated to Nancowry and Camorta after the 2004 tsunami, and can be expected to disappear as speakers assimilate.
- Katchal at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Katchal". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Trinkut". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Edward Horace Man, 1889, A dictionary of the central Nicobarese language
- Robert Parkin, 1991, A guide to austroasiatic speakers and their languages, pp 37–38
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