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How many languages are spoken in Nepal

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There are a total of 129 different languages spoken in Nepal but out of all only 5 languages spoken by 70% of the population. Thre are total 129 languages in Nepal which are used as a mother tongue by different cultural and religious groups. There were 123 languages registered but later in 2019 after registering additional 6 languages now the total number of languages spoken in Nepal is 129. Only few languages are mostly spoken in Nepal like Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, etc.

The newly added languages are  Rana Tharu, Nar Phu, Chum (Syaar) and Nubri (Larke), Poike, and Serake (Seke). These languages are spoken in  Kanchanpur, Manang, Gorkha, Dolpa, and Mustang respectively.

List of all languages spoken in Nepal

  1. Nepali
  2. Maithili
  3. Bhojpuri
  4. Tharu
  5. Tamang
  6. Nepal Bhasa (Newar)
  7. Bajjika
  8. Magar
  9. Dotyali/Doteli
  10. Urdu
  11. Awadhi
  12. Limbu
  13. Gurung
  14. Baitadeli
  15. Rai (Kiranti)
  16. Aachami
  17. Bantawa (Rai)
  18. Rajbanshi
  19. Sherpa
  20. Hindi
  21. Chamling (Rai)
  22. Bajhangi
  23. Santhali
  24. Chepang
  25. Danuwar
  26. Sunuwar
  27. Magahi
  28. Uranw/Kurux
  29. Kulung (Rai)
  30. Kham (Magar)
  31. Rajasthani
  32. Majhi
  33. Thami
  34. Bhujel
  35. Bengali
  36. Thulung (Rai)
  37. Yakkha
  38. Dhimal
  39. Tajpuriya
  40. Angika
  41. Sampang (Rai)
  42. Khaling (Rai)
  43. Wambule (Rai)
  44. Kumal
  45. Darai
  46. Bahing (Rai)
  47. Bajureli
  48. Hyolmo
  49. Nachiring (Rai)
  50. Yamphu (Rai)
  51. Bote
  52. Ghale
  53. Dumi (Rai)
  54. Lepcha
  55. Puma (Rai)
  56. Dungmali (Rai)
  57. Darchuleli
  58. Aathpariya (Rai)
  59. Thakali
  60. Jirel
  61. Mewahang (Rai)
  62. Sign Language
  63. Tibetan
  64. Meche
  65. Chhantyal
  66. Raji
  67. Lohorung (Rai)
  68. Chhintang (Rai)
  69. Gangai
  70. Pahari
  71. Dailekhi
  72. Lhopa
  73. Dura
  74. Koch
  75. Chiling (Rai)
  76. English
  77. Jerung (Rai)
  78. Khas
  79. Sanskrit
  80. Dolpali
  81. Hayu
  82. Tilung (Rai)
  83. Koi (Rai)
  84. Kisan
  85. Waling (Rai)
  86. Musalban
  87. Hariyani/Haryanvi
  88. Jumli
  89. Lhomi
  90. Punjabi
  91. Belhare (Rai)
  92. Odia
  93. Sonaha
  94. Sindhi
  95. Dadeldhuri
  96. Byangshi
  97. Assamese
  98. Raute
  99. Saam (Rai)
  100. Manange
  101. Dhuleli
  102. Phangduali (Rai)
  103. Surel
  104. Malpande
  105. Chinese
  106. Khariya
  107. Kurmali
  108. Baram
  109. Lingkhim (Rai)
  110. Sadhani
  111. Kagate
  112. Dzongkha
  113. Bankariya
  114. Kaike
  115. Garhwali (Gadhawali)
  116. French
  117. Mizo
  118. Kuki
  119. Kusunda
  120. Russian
  121. Spanish
  122. Nagamese
  123. Arabic
  124. Rana Tharu
  125. Nar Phu
  126. Chum (Syaar)
  127. Nubri (Larke)
  128. Poike
  129. Serake (Seke)

In conclusion, Nepal is a culturally diverse country with a rich linguistic heritage. A total of 129 languages are spoken in Nepal, reflecting the country’s varied ethnic and cultural groups. These languages, ranging from Indo-Aryan to Tibeto-Burman, are an integral part of Nepal’s cultural identity and play a crucial role in the daily lives of the country’s citizens. The wide variety of languages spoken in Nepal highlights the country’s vibrant and diverse culture, and serves as a testament to the nation’s rich history and traditions.

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What is the most commonly spoken language in Nepal?

Nepali is the most commonly spoken language in Nepal. In addition to Nepali, many Nepalese people also understand Hindi, Bhojpuri and English. You can also read mostly spoken language in Nepal

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