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Bantawa is a member of the Easter Kiranti branch of Tibeto-Burman languages spoken by the Bantawa Rai people in parts of Sikkim and Nepal. An estimiated 390,000 people speak this language, and in Sikkim it is sometimes written with an alphabet known as Kirat Rai.

Kirat Rai script   Kirat Rai

Notable features

Kirat Rai consonants

Kirat Rai consonants

Kirat Rai vowels

Kirat Rai vowels

Kirat Rai numerals

Kirat Rai numerals


Information about the Bantawa language and the Kirat Rai script and people

Tibeto-Burman languages

Achang, Arakanese, Balti, Bantawa, Bisu, Drung, Dzongkha, Garo, Hajong, Hani, Hmar, Jingpho, Karen, Kayah Li, Ladakhi, Lahu, Lepcha, Limbu, Lipo, Lisu, Manipuri, Marma, Mro, Naxi, Nepal Bhasa / Newari, Sikkimese, Sunuwar, Tangkhul Naga, Tibetan, Tshangla, Tujia, Yi

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

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