L1 users: 24,400 (2011 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 72,600. Total users in all countries: 44,800.
Janakpur zone: Ramechhap district, Bhaluwajor, Bhatauli, Chisapani, Pagarbas, and Rakathum VDCs.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Majhi.
Sitkha, Rajgaun, Manthali.
SOV; postpositions; noun head final; no noun classes or genders; content q-word in situ; 1 prefix, up to 2 suffixes; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; verbal affixation marks person and number; split ergativity based on nominal hierarchy (the first and second person pronouns do not code ergativity but the third person pronouns do); passives and voice; nontonal; 29 consonant and 6 vowel phonemes.
Devanagari script [Deva].
Distinct from Majhi in Punjabi group or Bote [bmj]. Majhi, Bote, and Kushar all are used by hill peoples. Hindu, Christian.