Jirel (ཇི་​རེ་​ལ་​ / जिरेल)

Jirel is a Southern Tibetic language spoken by about 4,800 people mainly in Bagmati Province in eastern Nepal. In particular, it is spoken in the the Jiri Municipality (जिरी) and nearby villages in Dolakha District in the north of Bagmati Province. There are also speakers of Jirel in Darleeling and Sikkim in northern India, and in Bhutan and the Maldives.

There are ways to write Jirel with the Tibetan and Devangari alphabets. The Tibetan alphabet is used mainly for religious texts by Jirel Lamas. The Uchen version of the Tibetan alphabet is used in printed texts, and the Ume version is used in handwritten texts.

Tibetan alphabet for Jirel

Tibetan alphabet for Jirel

Devanagari alphabet for Jirel

Devanagari alphabet for Jirel

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Sample text

गाङे मि प्रतिष्ठा ताङ अधिकारते आधारला जन्मजात स्वतनन्रता ताङ समान ओङगाी । थेवेकी वुद्धि ताङ विवेक लाकीन वाबा ओङ्गो थेमे जेन मिताङ आज्यो न्वाते ब्याबहार खिता फाप्व्योत ।

Transliteration

Gaange mi pratissṭaa taang adhikaarate aadhaaralaa janmajaat svatannrataa taang samaan ongagaao. Thevekii vuddhi taang vivek laakin vaabaa onggo theme cen mitaang aacyo nvaate byaabahaar khitaa phaapvyot.

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)

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Links

Information about the Jirel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jirel_language
https://www.webonary.org/jirel/overview/introduction/
https://www.ohchr.org/en/human-rights/universal-declaration/translations/jirel
http://www.language-archives.org/language/jul
https://www.sil.org/resources/search/language/jul

Bodish (Tibeto-Kanauri) languages

Amdo Tibetan, Choni, Dzongkha, Jirel, Kagate, Khams Tibetan, Khengkha, Ladakhi, Lhowa, Sherpa, Sikkimese, Tibetan, Tshangla

Languages written with the Tibetan alphabet

Amdo Tibetan, Balti, Bokar, Chocha Ngacha, Choni, Dzongkha (Bhutanese), Jirel, Khams Tibetan, Khengkha, Ladakhi, Sikkimese, Tibetan, Sherpa, Tamang, Tshangla

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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