Nachering

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A language of Nepal

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

10,730, all users. L1 users: 10,000 (2011 census), decreasing. L2 users: 730 (2011 census).

Location

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

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rai.

Dialects

Parali, Bangdele (Achero, Hachero, Hangkula), Rakhali, Sotange. 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. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. Most also use Nepali [npi].

Language Development
Literature.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

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

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