Dura Language

Dura Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dura is a critically endangered language of Nepal, and the ethnic group that has historically spoken it. It has been classified in the West Bodish branch of Tibetan languages, though more recent work separates it out as an independent branch of Tibeto-Burman. Many of the Dura have switched to speaking Nepali, and the Dura language has sometimes been thought to be extinct. Some of the people who have switched to Nepali for their daily speech still use Dura only for saying prayers. The ethnic Dura people mostly live in the Lamjung District, with some in the neighboring Tanahu District, of the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal. They mostly live on farms in hilly country. Different recent census counts have reported the number of Dura people anywhere from 3,397 to 5,676.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136768208
  • 9786136768205