A language of Nepal

ISO 639-3: thf

Population 18,991 in Nepal (2001 census). Population total all countries: 19,291. Ethnic population: 22,999.
Region Most in Janakpur Zone, Dolakha District; villages in Bagmati Zone, Sindhupalchok District, west of the Sun Kosi; a few villages in Ramechaap along the Sailung Khola. Also spoken in China.
Alternate names   Thami, Dolakha
Dialects Eastern Thami, Western Thami, Sindhupalcok. Related to Baraamu (Grierson-Konow).
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Western Himalayish, Eastern
Language use Speakers also use Nepali.
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 22.3% (1991 census). Poetry. Dictionary.
Comments Recognized as an official nationality by the Government of Nepal. Extinct in India. Slate miners; transporters; hunters; agriculturalists; pastoralists; road builders. Traditional religion, Hindu.

Also spoken in: China
Language name   Thangmi
Population 300 in China (2002).
Region Tibet.
Alternate names  

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Thami, Dolakha