Thulung language

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Region Nepal, India
Native speakers
21,000 in Nepal (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tdh
Glottolog thul1246[2]

Thulung is a Kiranti language spoken in parts of Nepal and Sikkim. It is also known as Thulunge Rai, Thulu Luwa, Thululoa, Thulung La, Tholong Lo, Thulung Jemu, Toaku Lwa. Total population: 33,313.[citation needed]

Geographical distribution[edit]

Thulung is spoken in the following locations of Nepal, most of which are located in Sagarmatha Zone (Ethnologue).


  1. ^ Thulung at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Thulung". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

  • Nishi 西, Yoshio 義郎 (1989c). "トゥルン語" [Thulung, Thulunge, Thulungye, (LSI) Thūlung, Thulung Rai; Deusali]. In 亀井 Kamei, 孝 Takashi; 河野 Kōno, 六郎 Rokurō; 千野 Chino, 栄一 Eichi. 三省堂言語学大辞典 The Sanseido Encyclopaedia of Linguistics (in Japanese). 2. Tokyo: 三省堂 Sanseido Press. pp. 1269a–1278b. ISBN 4385152160. 

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