Gurung (Nepali:गुरुङ)
Tamu Kyi, Manangi, Mustangi(Loke), Seke
Native toNepal
EthnicityGurung people
Native speakers
325,622 (2011 census)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Khema, Devanagari,Tibetan, Khe phri
Official status
Official language in
 India
Language codes
ISO 639-3gvr
Glottologguru1261
ELP
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  Tamang

Gurung Language is the language of the Gurung people, an ethnic group, indigenous native of Nepal. The Gurung Language includes languages such as: Manangi, Mustangi (Loke), Tamu kyi ( ཏམུ་ཀི, Tamu Kyi), Seke etc., languages. The total number of all Gurung speakers in Nepal was 227,918 (1991 census).

Nepal's official language Nepali, is an Indo-European language, whereas Gurung is a Sino-Tibetan language. Gurung is a one of the official language of Sikkim, India.

Geographical distribution

Gurung is spoken in the following districts of Nepal and districts of Sikkim, India (Ethnologue):

Grammar

Some miscellaneous grammatical features of the Gurung languages are:

Phonetically, Gurung languages are tonal.

See also

References

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