|Gurung language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator|
|Native to||Nepal, India, Bhutan|
|Native speakers||430,000 (2007)|
|Writing system||Tibetan script, Devanagari script|
|Official language in||Sikkim|
ggn – Eastern Gurung
gvr – Western Gurung
Gurung (also, Tamu Kyi, Devanagari:तमु क्यी) is spoken by the Gurung people in two dialects with limited mutual intelligibility. Total number of all Gurung speakers in Nepal is 227,918 (1991 census). Perhaps, a distinction should be made between Gurung as an ethnic group and the number of people who actually speak the language.
According to ethnologue, Gurung is two languages, Eastern [ggn] and Western [gvr].
Some miscellaneous grammatical features of the Gurung languages are;
- adjectives relatives before noun heads;
- numerals after noun heads;
- rising intonation in bipolar questions;
- 1 prefix on negative verbs;
- maximum number of suffixes 3;
- case of noun phrase shown by preposition;
- no subject or object referencing in verbs;
- split ergative system according to tense;
- CV, CCV, CCCV;
Phonetically, Gurung languages are tonal.
Writing system 
While there is no written form, Gurung languages can use Devanāgarī script to limited effect in approximating their phonetics.
See also