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Jerung

A language of Nepal

ISO 639-3jee

Population  2,000 (2004 J. Opgenort), decreasing.
Region  Janakpur zone, Sindhuli District, villages along west bank of the Bahadur Khola, south of Sunkosi River as far south as Mohantar village; Sagarmatha zone, Okhaldhunga District, around and above Melungkhola River mouth, roughly west of the Bhadare Khola, to south of the Dhad Khola, to north of Sunkosi River, and as far west as Amvot village.
Language map  Eastern Nepal, reference number 41
Alternate names   Jero Mala, Jerum, Jerunge, Jherung, Zero, Zero Mala, Zerum
Dialects  Madhavpur, Balkhu-Sisneri, Ratnawati (Sindhuli). Linguistically most similar to Wambule [wme]. Alternate dialect analysis: Northern dialect spoken in Okhaldhunga District, Southern dialect in Sindhuli District. (2004 J. Opgenort).
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Mahakiranti, Kiranti, Western
Language use  Mainly older adults. Also use Nepali [nep].
Language development  Grammar.
Comments  Prefer ‘Jero’ for their language. Chaurasia is the name for the linguistic unit combining Jerung and Wambule. Hindu.
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