Kham, Sheshi

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Sheshi
Population

L1 users: 20,000 (2003 SIL), decreasing. 27,100 all Kham languages in Nepal (2011 census).

Location

Rapti zone: Rukum district, western hills, Bhabang, Dangdung, Dhangsi, Ghapa, Hwama, Jangkot, Korcabang, Kotgaon (Tapnang), and Rimsek villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Tapnanggi, Jangkoti. 30% intelligibility levels with Gamale Kham [kgj], and even less with Western Parbate [kjl]. Lexical similarity: 55% with Gamale Kham [kgj] (most similar), 51% with Western Parbate [kjl], 46% with Eastern Parbate [kif].

Language Use

All also use Nepali [npi].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Hindu.

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