Athpare language

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Region Dhankuta district, Nepal
Native speakers
5,500  (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aph
Glottolog athp1241[2]

Athpare, also known as Athapre, Athpariya, Athpre, Arthare, Arthare-Khesang, or Jamindar Rai, is an eastern Kiranti language spoken by some 5,000 people living in Dhankuta district in Eastern Nepal.


  1. ^ Athpare at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Athpariya". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Dahal, Dilli Ram. 1985. An ethnographic study of the social change among the Athpariya Rais of Dhankuta. Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University
  • Ebert, Karen H. 1991. “Inverse and pseudoinverse prefixes in Kiranti languages: Evidence from Belhare, Athpare and Dungmali.” Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 14/1:73-92
  • Ebert, Karen H. 1997. A Grammar of Athpare. München / Newcastle: Lincom (LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics, 1)
  • Newpane, Tanka Prasad. 2041. Dhankutako Athpare Raiko bhasik adhyayan. (Unpublished thesis) Kirtipur: Tribhuvan University