Newar
Nepal Bhasa
नेवाः भाय्, Nevāh Bhāy
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The word "Nepal Bhasa" written in the Ranjana script and the Prachalit Nepal script
Country Nepal
Ethnicity 1.26 million Newars (2001 census?)
Speakers
860,000 (2011 census)
Family
Early form
Dialects
  • Dolakhae
  • Sindhupalchok
  • Kathmandu
  • Lalitpur
  • Bhaktapur
  • Panauti
  • Banepa
  • Hetauda
  • Dhulikhel
  • Chitlang
Writing
Ranjana script, Pracalit script and various in the past, Devanagari currently
AreaWidespread. Kathmandu Valley and thoughout Nepal. Fewer far west. Also in India.
Language Sites
ISO 639-2 new Nepal Bhasa, Newari
ISO 639-3 Either:
new – Newari
nwx – Middle Newar
Linguistic
new Newari
  nwx Middle Newar
Glottolog newa1247
Type Date Title Vernacular ID Links