Sikkim ki Bhashayen, Volume 26, Part 1 (Hindi) - Bharatiya Bhasha Lok Sarvekshan (BBLS)
G. N. Devy (Chief editor) and Balaram Pandey (editor), Chukey Bhutia (Translator)
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The People’s Linguistic Survey of India provides an overview of the extant and dying languages of India, as perceived by their speakers. It is the culmination of a nation-wide survey of languages, documented by linguists, writers, social activists and, most importantly, members of different speech communities. The work chronicles the evolution of these languages until 2011, and incorporates their socio-political and cultural dimensions. Critically, it encapsulates the world view of the speakers of the languages.

PLSI Sikkim Ki Bhashayen 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.

This volume covers the following 16 languages: 1. Nepali 2.Kulung 3.Gurung 4.Tamang 5.Tibetan 6.Thami 7. Newar 8.Bhujel  9.Bhotia 10.Magar 11.Majhi 12.Rai 13.Limboo 14 Lepcha 15.Sherpa 16. Sunuwar

Maps : There are  seven maps in the volume.

G. N. Devy is the chief editor of the PLSI series. He taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, till 1996 before leaving to set up the Bhasha Research Centre in Baroda and the Adivasi Akademi at Tejgadh. There, he worked towards conserving and promoting the languages and culture of indigenous and nomadic communities. Apart from being awarded the Padma Shri, he has received many awards for his work in literature and language conservation.

Balaram Pandey has been working on the languages of Sikkim and Nepal for the last twenty years. He is associated with many projects of CIIL Mysore, Sikkim Akademi, and Nepali Sahitya Parishad (Sikkim). His articles and research papers have been published in books and in national and international journals. He has also contributed towards the preparation of the Nepali Style Manual. His interests include folklore, literary criticism, sociolinguistics and history and culture of Northeast India.


Chukey Bhutia is Assistant Professor, Sikkim University. Her areas of Specialization are Folk Literature  of  Bhutia Community , Feminist Studies, Status of Hindi in North East. She has written books on various aspects of Sikkim.

भारतीय भाषा लोक सर्वेक्षण  The People’s Linguistic Survey of India

राष्ट्रीय सम्पादक मंडल The National Editorial Collective

ग्रंथमाला List of Volumes

आभार Acknowledgements

भूमिका Foreword

मुख्य सम्पादकीय A Nation Proud of Its Language Diversity: Chief Editor’s Introduction

सम्पादकीय  Introduction to the Volume

अनुवादकीय Translator's Note

सहयोगी लेखकों की सूची Contributors to the Volume

पाठकों से एक अपील An Appeal to Readers

आकारादि क्रम में भाषाओं के नाम List of Languages Covered in this Volume


  1. नेपाली Nepali

भाग II गैर-अनुसूचित भाषाएं PART II NON-SCHEDULED LANGUAGES

  1. कुलुड. Kulung
  2. गुरुड.Gurung
  3. तामाड.Tamang
  4. तिब्ब्ती Tibetan
  5. थामी Thami
  6. नेवार Newar
  7. भुजेल Bhujel
  8. भोटिया Bhtia
  9. मगर Magar
  10. माझी Majhi
  11. राई Rai
  12. लिम्बु Limboo
  13. लेप्चा Lepcha
  14. शेर्पाSherpa
  15. सुनुवार Sunuwar

परिशिष्ट मानचित्र    Appendix I

परिशिष्ट II   लेखक परिचय Appendix II

शब्द-अनुक्रमणिका  Index

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