Belhare (आठपहरिया)

Belhare is a member of the Kiranti branch of Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken by about 600 people in the village of Belhara, part of the Dhankuta District in Province No. 1 in eastern Nepal. It is spoken mainly by older adults. Children and young people are more likely to speak Nepali.

Belhare is also known as Belhariya, Athpariya (II), Athpagari, Athpare or Athpariya. It is closely related to Athpariya (I).

There are ways to write Belhare with the Devanagari and Latin alphabets, although very few Belhare speakers are literate in their languages.

Devanagari alphabet for Belhare

Devanagari alphabet for Belhare

Latin alphabet for Belhare

Latin alphabet for Belhare

Download alphabet charts for Belhare (Excel format)

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Information about Belhare
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belhare_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/byw
https://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/belh1239
http://www.language-archives.org/language/aph
https://www.webonary.org/athpahariya/overview/alphabet/?lang=en

Kiranti languages

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

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Angika, Athpare, Avestan, Awadhi, Balti, Bantawa, Belhare, Bhili, Bhumij, Bilaspuri, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhantyal, Chhattisgarhi, Chambeali, Danwar, Dhatki, Dhimal, Dhundari, Dogri, Doteli, Gaddi, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, 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, Onge, Pahari, Pali, Pangwali, Rajasthani, Rajbanshi, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thakali, Thangmi, Wambule, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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