Chhulung

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A language of Nepal

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

1,310 (2001 census), decreasing. L1 speakers dwindling (Van Driem 2007).

Location

Koshi Zone, Dhankuta district, Ankhisalla VDC.

Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality (2002, NFDIN Act, No. 20, Section 2C), Rai nationality.

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 Nepali [npi] or Bantawa [bap].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.