Contents: Part I. Scheduled Language: Nepali. Part II. Non-Scheduled Languages: 2. Bhujel. 3. Bhutia. 4. Gurung. 5. Kulung. 6. Lepcha. 7. Limboo. 8. Mangar. 9. Majhi. 10. Newar. 11. Rai. 12. Sherpa. 13. Sunuwar. 14. Tamang. 15. Thami. 16. Tibetan. Bibliography. Index.
The People’s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India. It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists and members of different speech communities.
The given volume offers a detailed discussion about the languages spoken in the culturally and linguistically rich state of Sikkim. Its geographical location has allowed it to be influenced by the languages of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and West Bengal. This in turn has impacted the languages of the state too. Folktales, folk songs, origin myths and vocabulary lists are provided to help the reader have a better understanding of the linguistic scenario of the state. The volume examines grammatical features and also the number of speakers of each language, with data taken from actual field work.