Lhowa (ॱलोवा)

Lhowa is a member of the Central Bodish branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family. It is spoken by about 9,000 people in central Nepal, particularly in the municipalities of Bahargaun Muktikhsetra, Dalome and Lo Manthang in the Upper Mustang area in the Mustang District of Gandaki Province.

Lhowa is also known as Lowa, Lhopa, Lo Montang, Loba, Loke, Loket, Lopa, Loyu, Glo Skad (གློ་སྐད) or Mustangi. It is closely related to Baragaon, which is spoken in Lower Mustang.

Lhowa is usually written with the Devanagari alphabet, and can also be written with the Tibetan alphabet.

Devanagari alphabet for Lhowa

Devanagari alphabet for Lhowa

Download an alphabet chart for Lhowa (Excel)

Sample text

घीझ्‍येरी ॱनाना को़न्‍क्षोकगी जीक्‍तेनगी मीक्‍याला देरे झाम्‍पा जेदी, खोङगी राङगी से च्‍यीक्‍पोगो ॱनावालाक। धेनी होझ्‍येरी खोङबाला धेपा झ्‍यीगीन सुवा मेताला डोगीमालाक हीना थामेपे छेसोक थोप्‍कीलाक।

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wycliffe.app.loy.lhowa.bible

Translation

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Links

Information about Lhowa
https://www.elalliance.org/languages/loke
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/loy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Tibetan
https://globalrecordings.net/en/language/loy
https://www.webonary.work/lhowa/
https://nepal.sil.org/resources/

Bodish languages

Amdo Tibetan, Dzongkha, Khams Tibetan, Ladakhi, Lhowa, Sherpa, Sikkimese, Tibetan, Tshangla

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Angika, Athpare, Avestan, Awadhi, Balti, Bantawa, Belhare, Bhili, Bhumij, Bilaspuri, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhantyal, Chhattisgarhi, Chambeali, Danwar, Dhatki, Dhimal, Dhundari, Dogri, Doteli, Gaddi, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Kannauji, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Khandeshi, Kharia, Khortha, Korku, Konkani, Kullui, Kumaoni, Kurmali, Kurukh, Kusunda, Lambadi, Limbu, Lhomi, Lhowa, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Mandeali, Marathi, Marwari, Mewari, Mundari, Nancowry. Newar, Nepali, Nimadi, Onge, Pahari, Pali, Pangwali, Rajasthani, Rajbanshi, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thakali, Thangmi, Wambule, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo

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