Chug

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Chug Monpa, Chugpa, Monpa
Population

850 (2005).

Location

Arunachal Pradesh, West Kameng district, Chug village.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Lish [lsh].

Language Use

High bilingualism expected in Dirang Monpa (Tshangla [tsj]) due to close proximity but no testing done. Also use Hindi [hin].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 62% for West Kameng District: males 71%, females 49% (2001 census).
Other Comments

’Monpa’ (Moinba), man of the lower country, refers to several ethnically related peoples which may not be related linguistically. Buddhist.