Ghale language

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Ghale
Native to Nepal
Native speakers
26,000 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ghh – Northern
ghe – Southern
Glottolog nort2709  Northern[2]
sout2715  Southern[3]

Ghale is a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal. It belongs to the group of Ghale languages. The dialects of Ghale have limited intelligibility: (south) Barpak, Kyaura, Laprak, (north) Khorla, Uiya, Jagat, Philim, Nyak

Dialects[edit]

Ethnologue divides Ghale into the Northern and Southern varieties.

  • Northern Ghale (4,440 speakers as of 2006) is spoken in Buri Gandaki valley in Gorkha District, Gandaki Zone. Dialects are Khorla, Uiya, Jagat, Philim, and Nyak.
  • Southern Ghale (21,500 speakers as of 2006) is spoken in the hills south of Macha Khola in Gorkha District, Gandaki Zone. Dialects are Barpak, Kyaura, and Laprak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Northern at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Southern at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northern Ghale". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Southern Ghale". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.