Nachering

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Bangdale, Bangdel Tûm, Bangdile, Mathsereng, Nacchhering, Nacering Ra, Nachering Tûm, Nachiring, Nasring
Population

3,550 (2001 census), decreasing.

Location

Sagarmatha Zone, upper northeast Khotang district near Rawakhola calley, Lidim Khola river slopes area, headwaters and tributaries to Aiselukharke south, Rakha, Bangdel, Dipsun, Para, Badel, Patel, Bakacho, and Aiselukharka VDCs; Solukhumbu district, Waddu and Sotang VDCs.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality (2002, NFDIN Act, No. 20, Section 2C), Rai nationality.

Dialects

Bangdele (Achero, Hachero, Hangkula), Parali, Rakhali, Sotange. Related to Kulung [kle] and Sampang [rav]. High comprehension of Kulung among northern Nachering and Sampang among southern Nachering.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Degree of Nepalization is very high. Language retention among the younger generation appears to be limited to Bakachol, Rakha, and Bangdel VDCs. (Hansson 1991:73; 2011 J. Rai). Religion; mixed use: Home. Older adults and elderly. Some use among children, adolescents, and young adults. Positive attitudes. Almost all also use Nepali [npi].

Language Development
Poetry.
Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Different from Sampang, although sometimes called Sangpang or Sampang. Traditional religion, Hindu, Christian.