Naapa language

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Region Nepal
Native speakers
770 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nao
Glottolog naab1241[2]

Naapa (Naaba), or Nawa Sherpa, is a Tibetic language of Nepal (and one village in China) closely related to Dzongkha of Bhutan. Speakers live among Lhomi speakers.


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