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Magar (Dhut)

Source: Nepal Magar Association


Native Name

Total Speakers
According to the recent Census conducted in 2011, Magar are the eighth major mother language speaker ethnic groups. The data reveals that as many as 788,580 people (almost 3 percent of the total population of the country) speak Magar language namely Kham, Tarali or Kaike language.

Usage By Country
Nepal, India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya etc.), Bhutan and Manmar/Burma.

Magars have as many as three-different mother tongues—Kham, Kaike and Dhut language. All these three languages belong to the Tibeto-Burman family. Kham dialect is spoken by Magars in Mid-Western region Athara Magarat (literally, 18 Magar region'), Tarali or Kaike in Dolpa district of North-Western region, and Dhut language is mostly spoken in Barah Magarat (12-region) in the West and Central part of Nepal.

Received 4/1/2014
Posted 4/3/2014
Checked 4/1/2014