Danwar language

Native to Nepal
Native speakers
46,000 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dhw
Glottolog dhan1265[2]

Danwar (also rendered Danuwar, Denwar, Dhanvar, Dhanwar), 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.

A variety called Danwar Rai, or Dewas Rai, is distinct and may be a separate language. It is not related to the Rai languages of the Tibeto-Burman family.


  1. Danwar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dhanwar (Nepal)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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