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Dungmali language

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Native toNepal
RegionKoshi Zone
Ethnicity10,000 Kiranti people (2011 census?)[1]
Native speakers
6,300 (2011 census)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3raa

Dungmali, or Dungmali-Bantawa, is a Kiranti language spoken in Nepal. It is largely cognate with Bantawa, but differs grammatically and phonologically.


Dungmali is spoken in eastern Bhojpur District, Kosi Zone, in Thulo Dumba, Sano Dumba, and Bastim VDC's (Ethnologue). The Dungmali area extends all the way east to the Arun River.


  1. ^ Dungmali language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Dungmali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dungmali". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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