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Saam language

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Native toNepal
RegionMechi Zone
Native speakers
530 (2011 census)[1]
(400 Saam, 130 Lingkhim)[1]
  • Bungla
  • Lingkhim
  • Sambya
Language codes
ISO 639-3raq

Saam, Saama Kha, is a nearly extinct Kiranti language spoken in Nepal. The name Saam is ambiguous, and shared with neighboring languages.

Chukwa may be Saam if it is not Kulung.

Geographical distribution

Saam is spoken in the following locations of Nepal (Ethnologue).


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