Thudam

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
“Thudam Bhote” (pej.)
Population

1,800 (2000).

Location

Kosi Zone, Sankhuwasabha district, Chepuwa VDC, Thudam village.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Thudam.

Dialects

None known. Similar to Walungge [ola] in Nepal and to the varieties spoken in the villages of Kudo and Sar in Tibet (von Furer-Haimendorf 1975).

Typology

SOV; postpositions; content q-word in situ; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; ergativity; no passives or voice; tonal.

Language Use

Some older people also speak Lhomi [lhm]. Also use Nepali [npi].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Culturally akin to the Walungs. Buddhist, Christian.