Bahing (बायुङ्)

Bahing is a member of the Western Kiranti branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family. It is spoken by about 12,000 people mainly in the Okhaldhunga, Solumkhumbu and Khotang districts in the west of Koshi Province in eastern Nepal.

Bahing is also known as Paiwa, Dungmowa, Rukhusalu, Waripsawa, Timriwa, Dhimriwa, Nayango, Dhayango, Khaliwa, Khaluwa, Rendukpa, Rendu or Rungbu. Dialects include Rumdali, Nechali, Tolacha, Moblocha and Hangu. It is closely related to Khaling, which is spoken in Koshi Province of Nepal, and in northern India.

In 2005, a team from the Central Department of Linguistics at Tribhuvan University started documenting Bahing and developing an orthography for it using the Devanagari alphabet. Since then a few books have been published in Bahing. There are also books to teach Bahing speakers to read and write their language.

Devanagari alphabet for Bahing

Devanagari alphabet for Bahing

Download alphabet charts for Bahing (Excel)

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Links

Information about the Bahing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahing_language
http://www.language-archives.org/language/bhj
https://www.sil.org/resources/search/language/bhj
https://www.webonary.org/bahing/overview/introduction/

Kiranti languages

Athpare, Bahing, Bantawa, Belhare, Chamling, Dhimal, Dumi, Khaling, Limbu, Sunwar, Toto, Wambule, Yakkha

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Angika, Athpare, Avestan, Awadhi, Bahing, Balti, Bantawa, Belhare, Bhili, Bhumij, Bilaspuri, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhantyal, Chhattisgarhi, Chambeali, Danwar, Dhatki, Dhimal, Dhundari, Digaro Mishmi, Dogri, Doteli, Gaddi, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Jirel, Jumli, Kagate, Kannauji, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Khandeshi, Kharia, Khortha, Korku, Konkani, Kullui, Kumaoni, Kurmali, Kurukh, Kusunda, Lambadi, Limbu, Lhomi, Lhowa, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Mandeali, Marathi, Marwari, Mewari, Mundari, Nancowry. Newar, Nepali, Nimadi, Nishi, Onge, Pahari, Pali, Pangwali, Rajasthani, Rajbanshi, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thakali, Thangmi, Wambule, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo

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