Chinali language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Native toIndia
RegionHimachal Pradesh
Native speakers
750 (1996)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3cih

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]

Chanali is also known as Chana, Channali, Chinal, Dagi, Harijan, and Shipi [4] It is spoken by around 750+ people.[5]


  1. ^ a b Chinali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chinali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: 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.
  4. ^ "Chinali". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  5. ^ "Chinali". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2017-11-03.

External links[edit]