Churahi

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Chaurahi, Churahi Pahari, Churai Pahari
Population

111,000 (1991 census).

Location

Himachal Pradesh, Chamba district, Chaurah and Saluni tahsils, Bhalai sub-tahsil.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

90% intelligibility of Mandeali [mjl], 83% of Kangri [xnr], 85% of Chambeali [cdh]. Lexical similarity: 78% with Chambeali [cdh] (most similar), 70% with Palampuri Kangri [xnr] and Bhattiyali [bht], 67%–69% with Gaddi [gbk], 65% with Mandeali [mjl] and Bilaspuri [kfs], 64% with Pangi.

Typology

SOV; postpositions; genitives after noun heads; adjectives, numerals before noun heads; question word initial; verb suffixes mark person, number, gender of subject

Language Use

All ages. Also use Hindi [hin], Panjabi [pan], or Urdu [urd].

Other Comments

Hindu.