Lumba-Yakkha

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Yakkhaba Cea
Population

1,200 (2000).

Location

Koshi Zone, North Dhankuta district, Arkhoule Jitpur and Marek Kathar VDCs.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Related to Yakkha [ybh], Chhulung [cur], Chhintang [ctn], and Mugali [lmh] (Hansson 1991).

Typology

SOV; postpositions; noun head final; verbal affixation marks person and number; both tense and aspect, nontonal

Language Use

Language retained among some youth (Hansson 1991). Home.

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Hindu, Christian.