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. 

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