Chepang language

Region Nepal
Ethnicity Chepang
Native speakers
49,000 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cdm
Glottolog chep1245[2]

Chepang is a language spoken by approximately 37,000 people in Nepal. The people are known as Chepang. Randy LaPolla (2003) proposes that Chepang may be part of a larger "Rung" group.

Geographical distribution

Chepang is spoken in the following districts of Nepal (Ethnologue).

Dialects are Western Chepang and Eastern Chepang.


  1. Chepang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Chepang". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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