Relationship

English Devanagari Roman script Nepali
Mother मां Māṁ Aa'maa
Father अबु Abu Ba'aa
Grandmother अजी Ajī Ba'jya'ee
Grandfather अजा Ajā Baaj'ey
Brother (Elder) दाजु Dāju Dai
Brother (younger) किजा Kijā Bhai
Sister (elder) तता Tatā Didi
Sister (younger) कें Kēṁ Bahini
Uncle (Mother's brother) पाजु Pāju Mama
Uncle (Father's brother) त: बा / क: का Taḥbā (elder brother), Kaḥkā (younger brother) Thool-buwa (elder brother) / Kaka (younger brother)
Uncle (Father's sister's husband) पाजु Pāju Phoophajyu
Aunty (Father's sister) निनी Ninī Phoophoo
Aunty (Mother's sister) त:मा Taḥmā Thool-ama (elder sister)/Kanchhi amaa (younger sister)
Aunty (Father's elder brother's wife) त: मा Taḥmā Thooli-ama
Aunty (Father's younger brother's wife) मामा Mama Kaki
Aunty (Mother's brother's wife) मल्जु Malju Maijyu
Son काय: Kāyaḥ Chhora
Daughter मयाह: Mayāhaḥ Chhori
Nephew (Brother's son) कय:चा Kayaḥcā Bhatija
Niece (Brother's daughter) मयाह: चा Mayāhahcā Bhatiji
Nephew (Sister's son) भिन्चा Bhincā Bhanja
Niece (Sister's daughter) भिन्चा Bhincā Bhanji
Grandchild छ्ये Chyē Nati/Natini (male/female)
Daughter-in-law ब्हऔ Bḥa'au Buhari
Son-in-law जीलाजं Jīlājaṁ Jwaeen (nasalised 'n')
Father's in Law ससः बा Sasaḥ bā (Father) / Suh'suhmaa (Mother) Suhsurobaa (Father) / Saasoo (Mother)
Mother's in Law ससः मा Sasaḥma (Mother) Suhsura (Father) / Saasoo (Mother)

Cuisine

Common

English Devanagari Romanized  
Wheat छो: Chho
Beaten Rice बजी Vajī
Boiled Rice जा: Jāh
Rice जा:कि Jāki
Paddy वा: Wa
Meat (Buff / Chicken / Lamb / Pork) ला: (मेइ ला / खाई ला / दुकुचिउ ला / फाई ला) Lāh (mei lah / khai lah/ dukuchiu lah / fai lah)
Dried Meat सुकुला: Sukulāh
Yogurt धौ: Dhau

Special

Devanagari Roman Ingredient
य:मरी Yah Marī Rice Flour, Chaku (sweet) or Maa (black gram) or Muu (green gram)
चट्टामरी chatanmari Rice Flour Pan Cake
त:खा Tah Khā Terrin of Buffalo meat
सन्या:खूना Sahnyāh khūnā Terrin of buffalo meat and tiny fresh water fish
से ला: Sēlāh Buffalo liver
छोय् ला: Chōy lāh Meat (mainly Buffalo, Duck), chiles, onion, oil
बारा व Vārā Wo Maa (black gram patty) or Muu (green gram patty)
सम:य बजी Samah ya bajī Bāra, (boiled) egg*, fresh water fish, black eyed peas, black soybeans, beaten rice, roasted beaten rice, ginger, choylah, potatoes etc.
थ्वँ: Thwoh Rice wine
सिसा पुसा Sisapussa Salad (radish, peas, etc)
  • Duck egg for special occasion (rituals, sagun/sagā, birthday)

Animal names

English Devanagari Roman script Nepali
Black Ant(Bigger) ईमू/याङ् Īmū/Yang Kamila
Red Ant(Smaller) सापेङ् Sapeng Kamila
Lice सिः Si jumrra
Baby Lice सँा सिः Saa Si  
Buffalo मे Mehn (nasalised "n") Rang'o/Bhaise
Bull   Dohn (nasalised "n") Goru
Cat भौ Bhou Biralo
Cockroach   Bili Sāngla
Cow   Sahn (silent "n") Gai
Crow को Kag
Dog खिचा Khicā Kukur
Duck हें/ Hēṁ/Hyaa Hahns (slightly nasalised 'n')
Eagle   Emaa Cheel
Earthworm   Doobui Gadeaula
Snakes   Ta:ha Sarpa
Elephant   Kisi Hatti
Fish ङा Nyaa Machha
Hen/Chicken खा: Khāh Kukhura
Horse सल: salaah ghoda
Kite   Bhutima Changaa
Monkey माक: Mākah Badar
Mouse छू: Chūh Musa
Owl   Bhundru Latokosero
Pigeon वखूँ Vakhūm Parewa
Pig फा Phā Sungur
Sparrow चकूचा Cakūh cha Bhangero (nasalised 'n')
Toad/Frog बय्याँ Bayyāng Bhyaguta
Tiger धुँ Dhyun Bagh
Fox ध्व Dhwo syal
Mosquito पाँती Paanti lamkhutè
Lizard म्हाल्िङचा Mhabilingcha  
House-fly भूजिङ Vuzing jhinga
Grasshopper बुँइचा Buicha fatiangra
Goat डुगु Cholecha vedda
Sheep फै Fai bakhara
Rabbit खराचा Kharacha Kahraio
Bee हँा Haan  

Color

English Devanagari Roman script Nepali
White तूयु Tuyu Seto
Black हाकू Haku Kalo
Red ह्याँगू Hyau'n (nasalised 'n') Rato
Green वाङ्गू Wau'n (nasalised 'n') Hariyo
Blue वओंचुगु Wo'chu'n (nasalised 'n') Nilo
Yellow म्हासू Mhasu'n (nasalised 'n') Pahelo
Brown सियू Siyugu (nasalised 'n') Khairo

Few words--origin--meaning

(From the review article on "Dictionary of classical Newari compiled from manuscript sources." With financial support of Toyota Foundation, Japan, Nepal Bhasa Dictionary Committee. Cwasā Pāsā. Kathmandu: Modern Printing Press, Jamal 2000, pp. XXXV, 530. ISBN 99933-31-60-0")

Words Origin (orig. word) Meaning
La:h (ल:) Pali (Jala:h) Water
Kaa:sa Pali Bronze
Kaji Arabic leader
Khaapaa (खापा) Pali Door (Original meaning in Pali was "door panel")
Kimi (कीमी) Sanskrit (Krmi) Hookworm
Adha:vata Persian Malice
Ka:h Pali (Kana) Blind (Original meaning in Pali was "one-eyed")
Dya:h Pali (Dev) Deity
Nhya:h Pali (Na:sika) Nose
Mhu:tu Pali (Mukhena) Mouth
Khicha: (खिचा) Pali (Kukkura) Dog