Tandrange language

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Tandrange
Native toNepal
RegionLamjung District
EthnicityGurung
Native speakers
< 1,000[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Tandrange (Nepali: Tāndrāṅe; IPA: tandraŋe) is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in a few ethnic Gurung villages of Lamjung District, Nepal.[1] Tandrange is spoken in the villages of Tāndrāṅ तान्द्राङ, Pokharī Thok पोखरी थोक, and Jītā जीता. It belongs to the Greater Magaric branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.

According to Schorer (2016), the Tandrange language is closely related to the recently extinct Dura language, which was also spoken in Lamjung District. However, Tandrange speakers adamantly consider themselves as not related to the stigmatized Dura people.[1]

Numerals[edit]

The Tandrange numerals are:[2]

  • kiute 'one'
  • nerki 'two'
  • serkiu 'three'
  • tari 'four'
  • tarkiu 'five'
  • naski 'six'
  • kar 'ten'

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Schorer, Nicolas. 2016. The Dura Language: Grammar and Phylogeny. Leiden: Brill.
  2. ^ Nagila, Kedar Bilash. 2010. Dura genderlects. Presented at Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) conference, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2010.

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