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Kinship Terms

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This section of the book A Grammar of Dhimal provides a list of kinship terms in English along with their equivalent translations in Dhimal. The book aims at determining the genetic relation of Dhimal to other languages in its family and reveals paths of interaction and influence among the lowland peoples of Nepal and the adjoining areas of India. The western Dhimal speakers call themselves Dhimal or, in the plural, Dhemalai, and their language dhemalai katha. In Nepali both they and their language are known as Dhimālī. Linguistically, Dhimal is related, though mutually unintelligible, to the Rai, Limbu, Newar and other Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in the hills of Nepal.

Keywords: Dhemalai; Dhimal; kinship terms; Nepal; Tibeto-Burman languages

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