Nepali love poem
तिम्रो तस्विर एैनाको
मेरो सुन्दर कविता हो ।
तर छिटो गर यो अदृश्य हुनेछ
म प्रेम गर्छु तिमीलाई यो नै मेरो अन्तिम हो ।
Timrō tasvira ēainākō
Mērō sundara kavitā hō .
Tara chiṭō gara yō adr̥śya hunēcha
Ma prēma garchu timīlāī yō nai mērō antima hō .
→ Poem the mirror ←
Nepalese woman & language
Translation in nepalese (Nepali, Khas, Gorkhali, Gurkhali), for your reflection, just as eternal as the snows of the kilimanjaro. The blue sky of the azure which throne above the clouds is your mirror. This Nepalese poem it's you! It draws you in an Indo-Aryan language, official in Nepal. Others like you, speak it in India and Bhutan, about 16 million people.
Nepalese, the oriental variety of the pahari, borrowed many words from Tibetan. Like Hindi, Nepalese is written in devanagari. Nepali is the Indo-Aryan language of 27 million people; the national language of Nepal, the official language of Sikkim, and the language of Nepali communities in Bhutan and north-east India. It was formerly known as Khas Kura and Gorkhalı. It is thought that the Nepalese was brought in the 10th century by migrants from the north-west, who settled in the Himalayas, and took a cultural ascendancy over the already settled populations.
The first inscriptions in Devanagari date back to the 13th century, in the west of Nepal. The language seems to have remained without great literary tradition until the 18th century. We must wait 19th to see Bhanubhakta Acharya write the Nepali Ramayan. Usualy, the Nepali speakers can read the Hindi which is a fairly close language. Nevertheless, unlike the Hindi which borrowed a Perso-Arabic vocabulary, nepali, kept its Sanskrit ancestry, except for warlike terms in particular. And unlike Hindi, it also borrows less from English.
Nepalese literature is mainly composed of translations. Nepal is located in the Himalayas between China and India. The country is a high place of sports tourism for all those who like trekking and mountaineering. This country, which unites many ethnic groups, remains poor and very rural.