Chhulung

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Chhiling, Chhilling, Chholung, Chhûlûng Rûng, Chiling, Chulung, Chülüng
Population

2,050 (2011 census), decreasing. L1 speakers dwindling (Van Driem 2007).

Location

Kosi Zone, Dhankuta district, Ankhisalla VDC.

Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rai.

Typology

SOV; postpositions; verbal affixation marks person and number; tense; nontonal.

Language Use

Home; mixed use: Friends, religion, work. Older adults and elderly. Some use among children, adolsecents, and young adults. Also use Bantawa [bap], Nepali [npi].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.