• Language: Sherpa
  • Alternate names: Sharpa, Sharpa Bhotia, Xiaerba, Serwa, Sharpā, Bhōṭiā of northwestern Nepal, Sharwa
  • Language code: xsr
  • Language family: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Western Tibeto-Burman, Bodish, Central Bodish, Central, gTsang (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 15,000 ~ 70,000
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Devanagari script. Tibetan script.

More information:

    Tourism and increased wealth have given Sherpas the financial means to send their children to Kathmandu and abroad for education contributing to language shift. Buddhist (Lamaist), Christian.

    Sherpa is spoken in India, Nepal, China, South Asia;East Asia.