• Language: Walungge
  • Alternate names: Olangchung Gola, Walungchung Gola, Walung, Walunggi Keccya, Halung
  • Language code: ola
  • Language family: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Western Tibeto-Burman, Bodish, Central Bodish, Unclassified (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: ~1000
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Tibetan script.

More information:

    Cut off from the Lhomi, with more links to Tibet. Some intermarriage with Lhomi and Tibetan. The people call themselves Sherpa. They do not have a specific language name which groups all varieties of the language together and distinguishes the language from other Tibetan languages. The word “Walungge” comes from a name of one of the main villages in the language area. Buddhist.

    Walungge is spoken in India, Nepal, South Asia.