Byangsi language

Native to India, Nepal
Region Byangs Valley
Native speakers
3,300 (2000 – 2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bee
Glottolog byan1241[2]

Byangsi (Rangkas) is a West Himalayish language of India and Nepal. Dialects are Pangjungkho Boli, Yerjungkhu Boli, and Kuti.

Geographical distribution

Byangsi is spoken in the Kuthi Yangti river valley, near the Tibet and Nepal borders. The Byangsi area extends from Byangs Patti from Budi in the south to Kuti village in the north. This area is located in Darchula and Munsyari tahsils, Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand, India (Ethnologue). Villages include Nabi, Gunji, Napalchyu, Rongkang, and Garbyang.


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

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