NEPALI LANGUAGE - नेपाली भाषा

nepali language Nepali Bhasa also mentioned to as Khas Kura, Parbate Bhasa or Gorkhali (Indo-Aryan language). In various parts of India Nepal has been spoken by many people particularly by Indian Gorkha, and by a significant number of Bhutanese and some Burmese people. Nepali language has been listed in the eight schedule to the Constitution of India.

HISTORY OF THE NEPALI LANGUAGE - नेपाली भाषा को इतिहास

About 500 years ago, Khas people from the Karnali-Bheri-Seti basin has been migrated towards eastward and settled in the lower valleys of the Gandaki Basin and it was compatible to rice cultivation. One famous family got settled in the Gorkha Kingdom about halfway between Pokhara and Kathmandu. Lamjunge prince, Dravya Shah recognized himself on the throne of Gorkha with the help of local Khas and Magar in 1559 AD then he raised an army of Khas with the commandership of Bhagirath Panta. Later, in the late 18th century his heir Prithvi Narayan Shah raised up and improvised an army of Chhetri, Thakuri, Magars and Gurung people and possibly other hill tribesmen and set out to conquer and consolidate dozens of small principalities in the Himalayan foothills.

Nepali नेपाली

Spoken in
Nepal, India (Sikkim, West Bengal) and several others
Total speakers
16 million worldwide
Region
Nepal
Writing system
Devanagari
Official language of
Nepal, India (Sikkim, West Bengal)

DEMOGRAPHICS - जनसांख्यिकी

  • Number of speakers: 44.6% of the population of Nepal speaks Nepali as their first language, according to the 2011 census. According to Ethnologue website there are 12,300,000 speakers within Nepal (according to 2011 census). In India, there are many Nepali speaking Indian known as Indian Gorkha. In Northeast there are millions of Nepali speakers. A considerable number of Nepali-speaking Indian peoples are also present in many Indian cities such as Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Goa, Bihar, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Chennai, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.

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