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Sampang

A language of Nepal

ISO 639-3rav

Population  12,000 (2001).
Region  Sagarmatha zone, Khotang District, Khartamchha, Baspani, Patekha, Phedi village District councils; Koshi zone, Bhojpur District; Dingla northeast to Kharpa southwest. Upper ridges south and east of Rawakhola Valley and adjoining ridges northeast at middle Arun River headwaters (main tributaries). Scattered in Dharan, Ilam, Kathmandu and the Terai.
Language map  Eastern Nepal, reference number 90
Alternate names   Sampange Rai, Sangpang, Sangpang Gîn, Sangpang Gun, Sangpang Kha
Dialects  Tana, Halumbung (Wakchali), Samarung, Bhalu, Tongeccha, Phali, Khartamche, Khotang.
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Mahakiranti, Kiranti, Eastern
Language use  Shifting to Nepali [nep]. Home, village. All ages. Positive attitude. Most also use some Nepali [nep].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 80%.
Writing system  Devanagari script.
Comments  Peasants. Hindu, traditional religion.