|Ethnicity||13,000 Thakali people (2001 census)|
|5,900 (2002 – 2011 census)|
Tibetan script (historical)
Seke (Tangbe, Tetang, Chuksang) is sometimes considered a separate language. Other names and dialect names are Barhagaule, Marpha, Panchgaunle, Puntan Thakali, Syang, Tamhang Thakali, Thaksaatsaye, Thaksatsae, Thaksya, Tukuche, Yhulkasom.
Thakali is spoken in the middle of the Kali Gandaki River valley and in the upper part of the Kali Gandaki Gorge (also known as Thak Khola), in Mustang District, Dhawalagiri Zone. The Thakali area is bounded by Annapurna Himal on one side and Dhawalagiri Himal on the other, with Tatopani village in the south and Jomsom in the north (Ethnologue).
The Tukuche dialect is spoken from Tukuche to Thaksatsae, in 13 villages: Tukuche, Khanti, Kobang, Larjung, Dampu, Naurikot, Bhurjungkot, Nakung, Tithi, Kunjo, Taglung, Lete, Ghansa. Many live outside the area.
Seke is spoken in Chuksang, Tsaile, Tangbe, Tetang, and Gyakar villages of Mustang District, Dhawalagiri Zone. There are only 700 native speakers of this language, 100 of whom live in New York City.
Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Thakali.
- Tukuche (Tamhang Thakali, Thaksaatsaye, Thaksatsae)
- Marpha (Puntan Thakali)
- Syang (Yhulkasom)
Seke has the following dialects.
- Thakali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Seke at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
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