Rangas language

Region Uttarakhand
Extinct early 20th century
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rgk
Glottolog rang1266[1]

Rangas (Rangkas) is an extinct West Himalayish language spoken by the Rangas people of Uttarakhand, India. The Rangas joined the Kumauni people and shifted to their language. There is currently an ethnic population of about 1,000 people.

Rangkas was spoken in Darchula and Munsyari tahsils (facing the Nepal border along the Mahakali valley), Johar valley, Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand, India.[2]


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Rangkas". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. Ethnologue entry for Rangas

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