A language of India

Alternate Names
Canpa, Chyanam, Johari, Kyonam, Saukas, Saukiya Khun, Shaukas

No known L1 speakers. The last speaker either died or shifted entirely to Kumaoni [kfy] by the 1950s. Ethnic population: 1,010 (2000).


Uttarakhand state: Pithoragarh district, Darchula and Munsyari sub-districts in Johar valley, Nepal border along Mahakali valley.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Language Use

Shifted to Kumaoni [kfy].

Other Comments

Identity merged with the dominant Kumaoni people. Rangkas sometimes refers to the whole group of Darmiya, Chaudangsi, Byangsi, and the now extinct Johari.

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