Tamangic languages

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Not to be confused with Tamanic languages.
Tamangic
Geographic
distribution
Nepal
Linguistic classification Sino-Tibetan
Subdivisions
Glottolog kaik1248[1]

The Tamangic languages, TGTM languages, or West Bodish languages, are a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in the Himalayas of Nepal. They are called West Bodish by Bradley (1997).

The languages are:

The Ghale languages, spoken by ethnic Tamang, seems to be related to Tamangic, but not enough is known to be sure.

Moribund Kaike may be the most divergent.

Classification[edit]

Tamangic is united with the Bodish and West Himalayish languages in Bradley's (1997) "Bodish" and Van Driem's (2001) Tibeto-Kanauri.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kaike–Ghale–Tamangic". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

References[edit]

  • Bradley, David (1997). "Tibeto-Burman languages and classification". In Tibeto-Burman languages of the Himalayas, Papers in South East Asian linguistics. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  • George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.
  • Georg, Stefan (1996). Marphatan Thakali. Untersuchungen zur Sprache des Dorfes Marpha im Oberen Kali-Gandaki-Tal/Nepal. München: LINCOM EUROPA. ISBN 90-04-09905-0.