Chepangic languages

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Chepangic
Geographic
distribution
Nepal
Linguistic classificationSino-Tibetan
Subdivisions
Glottologchep1244[1]

The Chepangic languages, Chepang and Bhujel, are Sino-Tibetan languages of uncertain affiliation spoken in Nepal. They are often classified as part of the Mahakiranti or Magaric families (van Driem 2001).

Until recently, the Chepang people were hunter-gatherers.

Classification[edit]

Schorer (2016:293)[2] classifies Chepangic as part of his newly proposed Greater Magaric group.

Greater Magaric

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chepangic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Schorer, Nicolas. 2016. The Dura Language: Grammar and Phylogeny. Leiden: Brill.
  • George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.