सुनुवार सेवा समाज सिराहा जिल्ला समितिको सम्मेलन २०७० जेठ २ गते सम्पन्न हुन गइरहेकोछ । विस्तृत समाचार जेठ २ गते पछि पढ्नुहोला ।
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Lal-Shyãkarelu Rapacha, PhD
The Kõits people also known as Sunuwar in exonym are unique indigenous population of the Kiranti peoples of eastern Nepal viz. Molung, Solung, Yolung, Likhu and Khimti rivulet areas. Their indigenous linguistic, anthropo-sociological and religio-cultural identities are as follows briefly.
Linguistically, Kõits is one of the Kiranti languages of eastern Nepal viz. Hither, Central and Far Kirant (as shown below) classified in the Sino-Tibeto-Burman family of languages in linguistic atlas of the world. Although there are several glossonyms, Kõits is the only valid indigenous glossonym for the language spoken by some thousands of speakers. It is one of the dying out languages in the Red Book of endangered languages of the world. Many foreign scholars and British Gurkha Officers spell the glossonym and ethnonym as Sunwar or Sunuwar parallel to Bhujuwar, Pirthwar, Kuswar, Kalwar, Dan(u)war, Panwar, Ku(a)nwar, Pawar, Putuwar, Talwar, Sarwar, Anwar, Natwar, Pesawar, Jheewar, Senuwar, Tanwar, Newar, Mukhi(y)a etc are all Indo-Aryan terms which do not reflect indigenity of the Kiranti-Koits people and the language speakers.