|Region||Gulmi, Baglung and Myagdi Districts|
|Ethnicity||9,800 (2001 census)|
|4,300 (2011 census)|
Chhantyal is spoken by approximately 2,000 of the 10,000 ethnic Chhantyal in Nepal. Chhantyal is spoken in the Kali Gandaki River valley of Myagdi District; there are also ethnic Chantel in Baglung District (Ethnologue).
The Chhantyal language is a member of the Tamangic group (along with Gurung, Thakali, Manangba, Nar-Phu and Tamang) of the Sino-Tibetan family. Within its group, it is lexically and grammatically closest to Thakali.
- The Chantyal language and people
- The Chantyal language by Michael Noonan
- The fall and rise and fall of the Chantyal language by Michael Noonan