Tharu, Madhya KsetriyaPrint
L1 users: 285,000 (2001 census), increasing. Population for all Tharu varieties: 1,530,000 (2011 census).
Gandaki zone: Tanahu district; Lumbini zone: Nawalparasi district; Narayani zone: Bara, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Parsa, and Rautahat districts.
5 (Developing). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Tharu.
Nawalparasi (Laulpuriya Tharu, Nawalpuriya Tharu), Chitwan (Chitoniya Tharu, Chitwan Tharu, Chitwania Tharu, Chitwaniya).
SOV; postpositions; noun head final; 2 genders; content q-word in situ; up to 3 suffixes; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; verbal affixation marks person and number; tense and aspect; no passive or voice; nontonal; 34 consonant and 6 vowel phonemes (5 of the vowels can be nasalized).
Devanagari script [Deva].