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Wikijunior:Languages/Nepal Bhasa

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What writing system(s) does this language use?Edit

Nepal Bhasa, also known as Newari, uses Devnagari, Ranjana, Prachalit, Brahmi, Bhunjigol, Golmol and a variety of other writing systems


vowel — a, aa, e, ee, u, uu, ae, ai, o, au, am, a in English

How many people speak this language?Edit

Nepal Bhasa is spoken by approximately 1,000,000 people around the world.

Where is this language spoken?Edit

Nepal Bhasa is mostly spoken in Nepal. It is also spoken in parts of India, Bhutan and Tibet.

What is the history of this language?Edit

This language developed from a mixture of a lot of Sino-Tibetan and Indo-Aryan languages.

Who are some famous authors or poets in this language?Edit

Siddhadas Mahaju, Chhitadhar "Hridaya" etc.

What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?Edit

  • Jwajalapa means "hello"
  • Baaye mean "good bye"
  • Jigu naa means "my name"
  • Lasakus means "welcome"
  • Subhaaye means "Thank you"
  • Matina means "love"

To introduce yourself you would say: "Jwajalapa, jigu naa" your name "kha"

If you are saying hello to your friend you would say: "Jwajalapaa paasaa"

What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?Edit

"He maakka"