Dham [NEW]

Dhimal, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by nearly 18,000 persons in the Mechi and Koshi zones of Nepal, as well as across the border in West Bengal, India, has been typically written in Devanagari in Nepal.

Recently, Daya Ram Dhimal reportedly created a new script, called Dham, for the Dhimal language, and also authored a 2008 book entitled Newly Discovered Dhimal Script.

We don’t know anything about Daya Ram Dhimal, or the script, why it was created, or whether it is being used.

This entry is what Wikipedia calls a “stub”–that is, we know very little, we wish we knew more, and we’d love to hear from anyone who can add to our sad little stub of knowledge.


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