Dura

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A language of Nepal

Population

Ethnic population: 2,160 (2011 census).

Location

Gandaki Zone, Lamjung district, Dura Danda.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Dura.

Typology

SOV; postpositions; noun head final; no noun classes or genders; content q-word in situ; 1 prefix, up to 3 suffixes; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; ergativity; tense (2) and aspect; no passives or voice; nontonal; 37 consonant and 6 vowel phonemes.

Language Use

Shifting to Nepali [npi].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Tandrange may be a dialect of Dura. Hindu, Buddhist.