Thudam

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
“Thudam Bhote” (pej.)
Population

1,800 (2000).

Location

Koshi Zone, Sankhuwasabha district, Chepuwa VDC, Thudam village.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality (2002, NFDIN Act, No. 20, Section 2C).

Dialects

Reportedly similar to Walungge [ola] in Nepal and to the varieties spoken in the villages of Kudo and Sar in Tibet (Furer-Haimendorf 1988).

Typology

SOV; postpositions; content q-word in situ; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; ergativity; no passives or voice; tonal

Language Use

Highly bilingual in Nepali [npi]; some older people also speak Lhomi [lhm].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Culturally akin to the Walungs. Buddhist, Christian.