Lohorung language

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Lohorung
Loharung
Native to Nepal
Region Koshi Zone
Ethnicity Lohorung (Kirati)
Native speakers
6,200 with Southern Yamphu (2011)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
lbr – Northern
lrr – Southern
Glottolog nort2727  Northern[2]
sout2734  Southern[3]

Lohorung, also spelled Lorung, Lohrung or Loharung, is a Kiranti language of eastern Nepal. It has been described by George van Driem.

Southern Lorung is also considered to be Southern Yamphu. These varieties are all closely related.

Geographical distribution[edit]

Lohorung is spoken between the middle Arun valley and the Sabhakhola in central Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, in the villages of Pangma, Angala, Higuwa, Khorande, Bardeu, Gairiaula, Malta, Sitalpati, and Dhupu (Ethnologue).

Southern Yamphu (Southern Lohorung) is spoken in Bodhe, Mounabudhuk, Bhedetar, and Rajaran villages in Dhankuta District, Kosi Zone (Ethnologue). It is also spoken in Devitar and Matsya Pokhari villages, northern Sankhuwasabha District, which are located south of the Tamorkhola, east of the Jaruwakhola and west of the Raghuwkhola. Dialects are Gessa and Yamphe (also known as Newahang Yamphe, Yakkhaba, Yakkhaba Khap, Yamphe Kha).

References[edit]

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

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