Danwar language

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Rai, Danuwar, Denwar, Dhanvar, Dhanwar
Danuwar Children.jpg
Native to Nepal
Native speakers
46,000 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dhw
Glottolog dhan1265[2]

Danwar, also known as Danuwar, Denwar, Dhanvar, Dhanwar, and Rai, is a language spoken in parts of Nepal by an Indo-Aryan ethnic group of fifty thousand. It is close to Bote-Darai but otherwise unclassified within the Indo-Aryan languages, and is not related to the Rai languages of the Tibeto-Burman family.


  1. Danwar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dhanwar (Nepal)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>