Thulung language

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Thulung
Region Nepal, India
Native speakers
21,000 in Nepal (2011 census) [1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tdh
Glottolog thul1246 [2]

Thulung is a Kiranti language spoken in parts of Nepal and Sikkim. It is also known as Thulunge Rai, Thulu Luwa, Thulung La, Thulung Jemu, Toaku Lwa. Total population: 33,313.[ citation needed ]

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Thulung language

जाम(Jaam)food, rice
केकु(Keku)curry
म्युच्यु(Mychyu)people
बेबे(Bebe)grandfather
मिमी(Mimi)grandmother
पाप(Pap)Father
माम(Mam)mother
नानी(nani)(दिदी)elder sister
सानी(Sani)(बैनी)little sister
युम्पी(Yumpi)(कान्छ)little sister
निनी(Ninee)Aunt elder to dad
देब्दे(debde)Uncle Elder to Dad
चिसा(chisa)Uncle younger to Dad
वाआ(Waa)Elder Brother
लक/ल्वाक(Lwak)Younger Brother
रिवा(Riwa)solti
रिमे(Rime)soltini
वान्च्यो(Wanchyo)solti/soltini
कुकु(Kuku)Mother's Brother
खौलुङ/सोजाम(Khaulung/Sozam)money
य(Ye)cloths
कु(Ku)water
मु(Mu)fire
फुल(phul)flour
बुङ्मा(bungma)flower
लिसेर(Liser)Millet
हेङ्मा(Hengma)locally brew wine
स्यो(Syo)meat

Geographical distribution

Thulung is spoken in the following locations of Nepal, all of which are located in Province No. 1 ( Ethnologue ).[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. Thulung at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Thulung". Glottolog 3.0 . Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.