Sunwar, Sunuwar, or Kõinch (कोँइच; kõich; other spellings are Koinch and Koincha), is a Kiranti language spoken in Nepal and India by the Sunwar people. It was first comprehensively attested by the Himalayan Languages Project. It is also known as Kõits Lo (कोँइच लो ; kõica lo), Kiranti-Kõits (किराँती-कोँइच ; kirā̃tī-kõich), Mukhiya (मुखिया ; mukhiyā).
Sunwar is spoken in the following locations of Nepal (Ethnologue).
- Eastern hills of Dolakha District and Ramechhap District, Province No. 3
- Northwestern Okhaldhunga District, Province No. 1
|Namsewal||Hello / Good Bye|
|Sew||(Respect) / (Greeting) / I bow to you|
|Gepukhi||You are (informal)|
|GoiPuki||we are (formal)|
In linguistic typology, a subject+object+verb (SOV) language is one in which the subject, object, and verb of a sentence always or usually appear in that order. If English were SOV, "Sam oranges ate" would be an ordinary sentence, as opposed to the actual Standard English "Sam ate oranges". (A Grammar of Sunwar) 
Sunwar people called "Khangsa" sign language with voice and direct action, for foreign people who don't understand a sunuwar language.
Though Sunwar is most commonly written with the Devanagari script, a native writing system, Jenticha, has seen limited use since the 1940s. Invented by Krishna Bahadur Jenticha in 1942, the Jenticha script (Also called jẽtica brese or kõica brese) was initially a pure alphabet, but has since developed alphasyllabic characteristics. It has seen use in newspapers, poetry anthologies, academic works, and Sunwar-language translations of the proceedings of the Sikkim legislative assembly. 
Numerals and alphabet (Devanagari)
- Sunwar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sunwar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Ager, Simon. "Jenticha alphabet, and the Sunuwar language". Omniglot. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
- Borchers, Dörte (2008). A grammar of Sunwar: descriptive grammar, paradigms, texts and glossary ([Online-Ausg.]. ed.). Leiden: Brill. pp. 1–2. ISBN 9789004167094.
- "A Grammar of Sunwar". Dörte Borchers. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
- Pandey, Anshuman (31 May 2011). "Proposal to Encode the Jenticha Script in ISO/IEC 10646" (PDF). Retrieved 18 December 2019.
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