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Title:Introduction of the Chintang people, their place and language
Documentation of Chintang and Puma, two Kiranti languages of Eastern Nepal
Contributor (author):Martin Gaenszle
Ichchha Purna
Judith Pettigrew
Description:This chapter provides an introduction to the Chintang people, their village and the general conditions of living. The text describes the historical, social and economic background of the community.
The aim of the project is to provide a rich linguistic and ethnographic documentation of two highly endangered but almost totally undocumented languages in eastern Nepal, Chintang and Puma. These languages belong to the Kiranti family of Tibeto-Burman. Chintang is spoken by the Chintang Rai in Chintang Village Development Committee (VDC) of Dhankuta district. Puma is spoken by the Puma Rai in Diplung, Mauwabote and Pauwasera VDCs, to the south of Khotang bazar in Khotang district. Both these districts are situated in the eastern hilly part of the country.http://www.cpdp.uzh.ch
Description of Chintang village and the social divisions in general: ethnic identity, historical context (including the 'Chintang Incident' of 1979), Chintang village profile (figures on ethnic distribution and clan affiliation), literacy and schooling, landscape and subsistence, language situation.
English language is used in this file.
JP is the main researcher in Chintang and Puma Documentation of
Dr. Gaenszle is the researcher in charge of ethnography
Ichchha Purna is the RA for the study of ethnography of Chintang
Dr Judith Pettigrew is an anthropologist and a principal researcher on the Chintang and Puma Documentation Proect, University of Leipzig.
Map of Chintang pointing out the Chintang Devi temple and the school.
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
University of Leipzig
Puma introduction
English language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Martin Gaenszle; Ichchha Purna; Judith Pettigrew. 2008-10-30. Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel.
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