Bhujel language

Region Tanahu District, Nepal
Native speakers
22,000 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 byh
Glottolog bujh1238[2]

Bhujel, also called Bujhyal, is a Chepangic language spoken in central Nepal. It is a semi-tonal language, employing a complex array of affixes.

Geographical distribution

Bhujel is spoken in the following villages of Nepal (Ethnologue).


Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Bhujel.


  1. Bhujel at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bujhyal". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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