Thulung language

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

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

Thulung language[edit]

Jaam food, rice
Ke curry
Michyu people
Beb grandfather
Mim grandmother
Pap Father
Mam mother
nana elder sister
? little sister
Ninee Aunt elder to dad
deb Uncle Elder to Dad
chis Uncle younger to Dad
Waa Elder Brother
Lwak Younger Brother
Riw solti
Rime soltini
Yanchyo Brothers children Son/ Daughter
Kuri Mother's Brother
Khaulung money
Ye cloths
Ku water
Mu fire
? Cup
bungma flour
Liser Millet
Hydpa/Hyatma locally brew wine
Syo meat

Geographical distribution[edit]

Thulung is spoken in the following locations of Nepal, all of which are located in Province No. 1 (Ethnologue).[citation needed]


  1. ^ Thulung at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Thulung". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: 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 (eds.). 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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