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The appendix section of the book A Grammar of Dhimal presents texts from a variety of genres, riddles, songs, kinship terms, verb paradigms, a Dhimal-English glossary and bibliography. Dhimal is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by about 20,000 people of the same name in the lowland districts of Jhāpā and Moraṅ in southeastern Nepal at about 26° latitude and 87°-88° longitude east. Weaving is an important activity engaged in by women during the winter months. Rice beer plays an important role in income generation for women. Text Twelve provided here narrates the story of a woman who gathers fallen grains of rice, threshes them with her feet, and then sells them.

Keywords: grammar of Dhimal; Nepal; rice beer; Tibeto-Burman language



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