Buksa

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A language of India

Population

43,000 (IMA 1997).

Location

Uttarakhand, southwestern Nainital district, from Ramnagar to Keneshpur, 130 villages in Kichha and Kashipur tahsils, some in Bijnor and Garhwal districts; Uttar Pradesh.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 95% intelligibility with Rana Tharu [thr]. Lexical similarity: 58%–79% with western Tharu varieties, 58% with Chitwania Tharu [the], 83% with Hindi [hin].

Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.