Wikijunior:Languages/Nepal Bhasa

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What writing system(s) does this language use?[edit]

Nepal Bhasa, also known as Newari, uses Devnagari, Ranjana, Prachalit, Brahmi, Bhunjigol, Golmol and a variety of other writing systems

(Definition)

vowel — a, aa, e, ee, u, uu, ae, ai, o, au, am, a in English

How many people speak this language?[edit]

Nepal Bhasa is spoken by approximately 1,000,000 people around the world.

Where is this language spoken?[edit]

Nepal Bhasa is mostly spoken in Nepal. It is also spoken in parts of India, Bhutan and Tibet.

What is the history of this language?[edit]

This language developed from a mixture of a lot of Sino-Tibetan and Indo-Aryan languages.

Who are some famous authors or poets in this language?[edit]

Siddhadas Mahaju, Chhitadhar "Hridaya" etc.

What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?[edit]

  • Jwajalapa means "hello"
  • Baaye mean "good bye"
  • Jigu naa means "my name"
  • Lasakus means "welcome"
  • Subhaaye means "Thank you"
  • Matina means "love"

To introduce yourself you would say: "Jwajalapa, jigu naa" your name "kha"

If you are saying hello to your friend you would say: "Jwajalapaa paasaa"

What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?[edit]

"He maakka"

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