Mugali

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Lambicchong, Lambichhong, Lambichong, Lambitshong, Phangduwali Mugali
Population

1,500 (2010 I. Rai), decreasing. Very few monolinguals.

Location

Kosi Zone, Dhankuta district, Arun river east bank, between Mugakhola and Sinuwakhola; Muga, Pakhribas and Phalate VDCs.

Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rai.

Dialects

Phangdhuwali. Reportedly similar to Chhulung [cur], Belhariya [byw], and Chhintang [ctn].

Typology

SOV; postpositions; no gender; verbal affixation marks person and number; split ergativity; tense; no passives or voice; nontonal; 23 consonant and 5 vowel phonemes.

Language Use

Older adults and elderly.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.