Buksa

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A language of India

Population

43,000 (IMA 1997).

Location

Uttar Pradesh state; Uttarakhand state: southwest Nainital district, Kichha and Kashipur sub-districts, 130 villages, from Keneshpur to Ramnagar; some in Bijnor and Garhwal districts.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 95% intelligibility with Rana Tharu [thr]. Lexical similarity: 58%–79% with western Tharu varieties, 58% with Madhya Ksetriya Tharu [the], 83% with Hindi [hin].

Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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