Wikijunior:Languages/Nepal Bhasa

What writing system(s) does this language use?


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?


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

Where is this language spoken?


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?


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?


Siddhadas Mahaju, Chhitadhar "Hridaya" etc.

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

  • Namaskar means "hello"
  • Baaye mean "good bye"
  • Mero Naam means "my name"
  • Swagat means "welcome"
  • Dhanyawaad means "Thank you"
  • Maya means "love"

To introduce yourself you would say: "Namaskar, Mero Naam" your name "kha"

If you are saying hello to your friend you would say: "Namaste, Namaskar"

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


"He maakka"