Kyerung

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Kyirong
Population

100 in China (2002). Population total all countries: 4,890.

Location

Tibet Autonomous Region, Western Central Tibet, Shigatse prefecture, Kyirong district. Also in Nepal (Kyirong).

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Lhasa Tibetan [bod]. Lexical similarity: 68% with Dolpo [dre], Walungge [ola], Lhomi [lhm], and Loke [loy], 65% with Nubri [kte] and Lhasa Tibetan, 63% with Helambu Sherpa [scp], 60% with Jirel [jul], 57% with Sherpa [xsr].

Typology

SOV; postpositions; content q-word placed directly before copula and main verb; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; ergativity: Split S system; 26 consonant and 24 vowel phonemes; tonal

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Officially classified within Tibetan nationality. Buddhist (Lamaist).

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