Nepali

An Indo-European language and a member of an Indo-Aryan group spoken by c.9 million people. Nepali is the lingua franca of the central and eastern Himalaya and the national language of Nepal. It is also recognised by the Indian Constitution as a major language of India (because of its dominance in Sikkim, and in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal).

The first steps towards a literary language were taken in the 18th century, and the modern standard Nepali is based on the Kathmandu norm.


CLASSIFICATION = Indo-European family, SCRIPT = Devanagari

Courses
An introduction to basic Nepali language NEP CBEG 4(PACK)
Basic course in spoken Nepali NEP CBEG 3; NEP CBEG 3(PACK)
Complete Nepali (Teach Yourself) NEP CBEG 1(PACK)
Introduction to Nepali NEP CBEG 2; NEP CBEG 2(PACKS 1-2)
Dictionaries
Conversational English-Nepali dictionary NEP DICO 4
Nepali-English English-Nepali dictionary & phrasebook NEP DICO 1
One to one bilingual dictionary : English - Nepali Nepali - English NEP DICO 2
Ratna's basic Nepali dictionary: English-Nepali – Nepali-English NEP DICO 3
Films
Kalo Pothi (The black hen) NEP FILM 1
Vocabulary
Nepali phrasebook and dictionary NEP VOCAB 1
External Resource
Banu Oja & Shambhu Oja, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University (with editorial assistance from Mark Turin, (formerly at Cambridge). See also the Digital Himalaya site.)