Nepal Bhasa facts for kids
|Native to||Nepal, Sikkim|
|Native speakers||846,000 (2011 census) (date missing)|
|Writing system||Devanagari, Kutakshari script, Ranjana script, Prachalit script, Brahmi script, Gupta script, Bhujimol script, Golmol script|
|Official language in||Nepal, Sikkim|
|Regulated by||Nepal Bhasa Academy
Nepal Bhasa Parishad
|Linguist List||nwx Middle Newar|
Nepal Bhasa is a language. Newah Bhaaye is the term used for Nepal Bhasa by native speakers. It is a Himalayan language of Tibeto-Burman branch of the Sino-Tibetan group. It is to be noted that it has been incorrectly called by the term ‘Newari’ by westerners and non-Newars of Nepal. Nepal Bhasha shares the feature of Kirant and Tibetan dialects of Northern Himalayas. It consists of five major dialects and several sub-dialects spoken by Newa people living throughout the country.
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