Kaike language

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Kaike
Magar Kaike
Native to Nepal
Ethnicity 2,000 (2011)[1]
Native speakers
50 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kzq
Glottolog kaik1246[2]

Magar Kaike is a Sino-Tibetan language of Nepal. Ethnologue classifies it as a West Bodish language.

Kaike is spoken in Shahartara, Tupatara, Tarakot, and Belawa villages of Sahartara VDC, Dolpa District, Karnali Zone, Nepal (Ethnologue).

Honda (2008)[3] notes that Kaike shares many words with Tamangic, but is not part of Tamangic proper.

Lexicon[edit]

Honda (2008) lists the following Kaike words.

No. Gloss Kaike
1 gold mar
2 cow mi
3 blood ka:
4 black myān-
5 red lo:-
6 green piŋ-
7 milk cow ne-
8 thread rup
9 heart diŋ
10 (be) dry khār-
11 snow liŋ
12 hen kā:
13 egg kā:-pum
14 lay eggs phum-
15 excrement khyi
16 one ti:
17 nose
18 to rest nā-
19 nasal mucus nap
20 seven ne
21 thin bā-
22 eye mi:
23 name min
24 fire me
25 tongue lai
26 month
27 ladder li
28 heavy li-
29 break (e.g., firewood) kyut-
30 plough, dig khoə-
31 borrow/lend khyi-
32 field khye
33 chest gu
34 borrow ŋan-
35 nest cāŋ
36 bridge cām
37 daughter came
38 hang, tie cun-
39 knead cyen-
40 hair cham
41 lift thi-
42 measure (e.g., length) kāt-
43 portion kāl
44 burn ko-
45 weigh kot-
46 shake khār-
47 feed khoə:-
48 grandfather khye
49 suck ŋup-
50 cook, put on the stove cu:-
51 now cõ:
52 count jyer-
53 what tai
54 receive tā:-
55 post, pillar tā:
56 spread tit-
57 this year tiriŋ
58 meet do:-
59 need to toə-
60 today tyā
61 full nāŋ-
62 tomorrow nāpcye
63 garlic noə
64 break (itr.) noŋ-
65 fear nyin-
66 go
67 marker of hearsay ru
68 village nām
69 dog khyu
70 fly (insect) baraŋ
71 fish ŋā
72 foot, leg le
73 grind ra:-
74 cliff ra:
75 four li
76 flatten lep-
77 see raŋ-
78 smile, laugh rai-
79 penis lu
80 forget let-
81 rice
82 flour rā:pi
83 buckwheat barau:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kaike at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kaike". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Honda, Isao. 2008. Some observations on the relationship between Kaike and Tamangic. Nepalese Linguistics 23: 85-116.