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Nepali Nepalese (नेपाली), is a language in the Indo-Aryan languages. It is the official language and de facto lingua franca of Nepal and is also spoken in Bhutan. Nepali has official language status in the formerly independent state of Sikkim and in West Bengal's Darjeeling district as well as Assam. Nepali developed in proximity to a number of Indo-Aryan languages, most notably Pahari and Magahi, and shows Sanskrit influences. However, owing to Nepal's geographical area, the language has also been influenced by Tibeto-Burman. Nepali is mainly differentiated from Central Pahari, both in grammar and vocabulary, by Tibeto-Burman idioms owing to close contact with the respective language group. Nepali language shares 40% lexical similarity with Bengali language.
Spoken In : Nepal, India, Bhutan
Native Speakers: 17 million (2007)
Language family: Indo-European > Indo-Iranian > Indo-Aryan > Northern > (Eastern Pahari) > Nepali
Writing system: Devanagari script (Nepali alphabet) Nepali Braille
Official language in: Nepal, India (in Sikkim and Darjeeling district of West Bengal)
Regulated by: Language Academy of Nepal
Language codes: ne (ISO 639-1), nep (ISO 639-2, ISO 639-3)
Nepali language was first called the Khas language (Khas kurā), then Gorkhali or Gurkhali (language of the Gorkha Kingdom) before the term Nepali (Nepālī bhāṣā) was taken from Nepal Bhasa. Other names include Parbatiya
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