Nēpālī (नेपाली)

Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language with around 17 million speakers in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and India. Nepali was originally known as Khas Kurā and was the language of the Khasa kingdom, which ruled over the foothills of what is now Nepal during the 13th and 14th centuries.

Nepali first started to be used in writing during the 12th century AD. It is written with the Devanāgarī alphabet, which developed from the Brahmi script in the 11th century AD.

Devanāgarī alphabet for Nepali

Vowels and vowel diacritics

Nepali vowels and vowel diacritics

Consonants

Nepali consonants

Numerals

Nepali numerals and numbers

Sample text in Nepali

Sample text in Nepali

Transliteration
Sabai vyaktiharū janmajāt svatantra hun tī sabaikō samān adhikār ra mahatva cha. Nijaharūmā vicāraśakti ra sadvicār bhaēkōlē nijaharūlē āpastmā bhrātr̥tvakō bhāvanābāṭ vyavahār garanu parcha.

A recording of this text by Sarthak Sharma

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Thanks to Arvind Iyengar for providing the above sample text.

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Links

Information about the Nepali language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepali_language

Online Nepali lessons
http://www.nepali.info/nepali/lessons/
http://nepalgo.tumblr.com/
https://www.glovico.org/en/nepali

Nepali phrases
http://the-voyagers.tripod.com/language.htm
http://www.enjoynepal.com/nepali.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepali_language#Phrases
http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/projectteam/
turin/downloads/nepali_primer.pdf

Free Nepali fonts
http://www.nepalhomepage.com/reference/fonts/
http://www.nepali.info/nepali/fonts/
http://www.thdl.org/tools/nepali.html

Nepali transliterator - type in Romanized Nepali and convert it to Devanagari
http://unicode.cafedeweb.com/

Devanagari script tutor
http://www.avashy.com/hindiscripttutor.htm

Online news in Nepali
http://www.aajabholi.com
http://www.arghakhanchi.com
http://abc.com.np
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nepali/
http://www.usnepalonline.com

Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP) - the principal archive of books and periodicals in Nepali: http://www.mpp.org.np

Indo-Aryan languages

Awadhi, Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Chakma, Dhivehi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kotia, Kutchi, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Modi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Romany, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sourashtra, Sugali, Sylheti, Urdu

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Kurukh, Maithili, Marathi, Marwari, Mundari, Nepal Bhasa / Newari, Nepali, Pali, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sunuwar, Sylheti