Kham, Sheshi

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Sheshi
Population

20,000 (2003), decreasing.

Location

Rapti Zone, Rukum district, western hills, Jangkot, Kotgaon (Tapnang), Rimsek, Korcabang, Dangdung, Hwama, Dhangsi, Bhabang, and Ghapa villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Jangkoti, Tapnanggi. 30% intelligibility levels with Gamale Kham [kgj], and even less with Western Parbate [kjl]. Lexical similarity: 55% with Gamale Kham [kgj] (most similar), 51% with Western Parbate [kjl], 46% with Eastern Parbate [kif].

Language Use

All also use Nepali [npi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Devanagari script.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Hindu.