Eastern Parbate Kham (खाम भाषा)

Eastern Parbate Kham is a member of the Greater Magaric branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken in the Baglung district of the Dhawalagiri zone of central Nepal. In 2018 there were about 10,000 speakers of Eastern Parbate Kham, which is also known as Eastern Parbate, Nisel, Nishel Kham, Nisi and Nisi Kham. There are two dialects: Nishel and Bhujel.

Eastern Parbate Kham is closely related to, and partially intelligible with Western Parbate Kham. It is also related to Gamale Kham and Sheshi Kham. These are Greater Khamic languages spoken in Nepal.

Eastern Parbate Kham alphabet and pronunciation

Eastern Parbate Khamalphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text in the Bhujel dialect

सक्त ब्याक्ती लमको प्रतिष्ठा एवेत अधिकारको आधारहाङ जम्मजात स्वतन्त्र एवेत विवेक लेवेत वाङो गेना एवेत आत्वोत धे प्रति भातुत्वक ब्यवाहार रामै परना।


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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Sample videos in and about Kham


Information about Kham

Greater Magaric languages

Kham, Magar,

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