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Gallery 8
Ward 8: Dandagaon

500-b Map of Takukot


The Baram language in Takukot

A recent study (Tej Ratna Kansakar, Yogendra Prasad Yadava, Krishna Prasad Chalise et al: "A sociolinguistic study of the Baram language", Tribhuvan University, Nepal) shows that the Baram people (= Baramu people) are most present in Gorkha District. Within Gorkha the highest density of Barams is in three VDCs, namely Takukot, Arupokhari and Thumi. In each of these villages there are between 500 and 800 Barams.

'We did find some elderly Baram speakers in the VDC's of Dandagaun Takukot-8, and Mailung Takukot-5 in the Gorkha District. Dandagaun is the only place where the language is still in daily use.'

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