Language name and location: Athpariya (aʈʰpʌɦʌrija), Nepal [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区阿塔帕雷语, 尼泊尔东部


1. ʈʰik

21. ippokʈʰik

2. ippok

22. ipippok

3. sumbok

23. ipipsumbok

4. ʈembok

24. ipʈembok

5. lembok

25. iplembok

6. ŋa

26. ippokŋa

7. si

27. ippoksi

8. saŋ

28. ippoksaŋ

9. jaŋ

29. ippokjaŋ

10. ʈʰikmek

30. sumbokmek

11. ʈʰiʈʰik

40. ʈembokmek

12. ʈʰiippok

50. lembikmek

13. ʈʰisumbok

60. ŋamek

14. ʈʰiʈembok

70. simek

15. ʈʰilembok

80. saŋmek

16. ʈʰikŋa

90. jaŋmek 

17. ʈʰiksi

100. ʈʰikmekmek, 200.  ippokmekmek

18. ʈʰiksaŋ

400. ʈembokmekmek, 800. saŋmekmek

19. ʈʰikjaŋ

2000. ippokmek

20. ippokmek

3000. ipsumbokmek


Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Yagyeswar Niraula, Department of Nepali Language and Literature, Tribhuwan University, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal, February 1, 2020.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Yagyeswar Niraula, 2020 年 2 月 1 日.


Other comments: Athpariya or Aathpahariya (aʈʰpʌɦʌrija.dʰʌnkuʈa) is a Kiranti language spoken in East of Nepal. Prof. Jadranka Gvozdanović, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands reported  (July 18, 1994) that this language only has only kept three traditional numerals, after three they use Nepali numerals. However, from the current data shows that some old speakers still know the numeral systems up to 3,000.

Reported on 22nd Ethnologueː Alternate Names: Arthare, Athaphre, Athapre, Athpahariya, Athpare, Athpre, Sanango Ring. AutonymĀṭhapahariyā. Population. 5,530 (2011 census), decreasing. Location: Kosi zone: Dhankuta district, north of the Tamur, Dhankuta municipality and Bhirgau VDC between the Dhankuta khola west, and the Tangkhuwa east. Language Status: Threatened. Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rai. Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Western Tibeto-Burman, Himalayan, Kiranti, Eastern. Dialects: None known. Athpare and Belhariya are very similar, but not mutually intelligible (Bickel 1996). Typology: SOV; postpositions; genitives, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; polar questions marked with a suffix attached to the verb sentence final; noun head final; no noun classes or genders; content q-word in situ; content questions can have the same word order as assertive sentences, or the question word occurs directly before the verb; up to 2 prefixes, up to 9 suffixes; clause constituents indicated by case-marking; affixes indicate case of noun phrase; verbal affixation marks person, number, object—obligatory; split ergative; comparatives with Nepali, Bhanda; both tense and aspect; no passives or voice; CV, CVC, CVCC; 24 consonant and 5 vowel phonemes; nontonal. Language Use: Shifting to Nepali. Home, religion; mixed use: Friends. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. Also use Nepali. 

Language name and location: Athpariya (Athpare), Nepal [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区阿塔帕雷语, 尼泊尔东部


1. ʈʰik / tʰibaŋ

2. ippok / ippaŋ

3. sumbok / sumbaŋ


Linguist providing data and dateː Prof. Jadranka Gvozdanović,  University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 18, 1994.

提供资的语言: Prof. Jadranka Gvozdanović, 1994 年 7 月 18 日.


Other comments: Athpariya only has three traditional numerals, after three they use Nepali numerals .


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