Mewahang language

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Native toNepal
RegionKoshi Zone
Native speakers
4,700 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
emg – Eastern
raf – Western

Mewahang (Meohang), or Newahang, is a Kiranti language spoken in Nepal. The eastern and western dialects are structurally distinct.

Distribution and dialects[edit]

Western Mewahang is spoken in the upper Arun valley west of the Arun River in Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone, in the villages of Bala, Yamdang, Tamku, and Sisuwa (Ethnologue).

Eastern Mewahang is spoken in Mangtewa, Yaphu, and Choyang VDC's of Sankhuwasabha District, Kosi Zone (Ethnologue). It is spoken in the upper Arun valley east of the Arun River.


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