Kyerung

A language of Nepal

ISO 639-3: kgy
 

Population 4,786 in Nepal (2000). Population total all countries: 4,886.
Region Bagmati Zone, Rasuwa District, Langtang Region, Rasua Garbi, Birdim, Thangjet, Syabru, and Syabrubensi villages; and large concentrations in Kathmandu. Also spoken in China.
Alternate names   Kyirong, Gyirong
Dialects Close to Lhasa Tibetan. Lexical similarity 68% with Dolpo, Walungge, Lhomi, and Lowa, 65% with Nubri and Lhasa Tibetan, 63% with Helambu Sherpa, 60% with Jirel, 57% with Sherpa.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Tibetic, Tibetan, Central
Comments Buddhist.

Also spoken in: China
 
Language name   Kyerung
Population 100 in China (2002).
Region Tibet.
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Part of the Tibetan nationality. Apparently distinct from Jiarong (Gyarung). Buddhist (Lamaist).