Seke

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A language of Nepal

Population

700 (2002 SIL).

Location

Dhawalagiri zone: Mustang district, Chuksang, Gyakar, Tangbe, Tetang, and Tsaile villages; Jomsom and Pokhara.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Tangbe, Tetang, Chuksang. Reportedly similarities with Thakali [ths] and Manangba [nmm]. Very different from Loke [loy]. Tangbe dialect speakers do not understand the Chuksang dialect very well, but the Chuksang understand Tangbe. Reportedly understand Gurung [gvr] but Gurung do not understand Seke.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Lhowa [loy]. Also use Nepali [npi], with the Gurung people.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Seke villages are surrounded by Baragaunle [loy] speaking villages. Buddhist.

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