Kinnauri, Chitkuli

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Chitkhuli, Chitkuli, Kanauri, Kinnauri, Thebarskad, Tsíhuli, Tsitkhuli
Population

1,060 (1998 survey).

Location

Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur district, Nichar subdivision, Sangla valley, Baspa river area, Chitkul and Rakchham villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 46% with Kinnauri [kfk], 51% with Jangshung [jna], 43% with Shumcho [scu], 38% with Sunam [ssk].

Language Use

Also use Kinnauri [kfk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Grammar.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Buddhist (Lamaist), Hindu.