Chhulung

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A language of Nepal

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

L1 users: 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.

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