|नेवाः भाय् Newāh Bhāy|
|Ethnicity||1.26 million Newa people (2001 census?)|
|860,000 (2011 census)|
|Ranjana alphabets and various in the past, Devanagari currently|
|Regulated by||Nepal Bhasa Academy|
new – Newar
nwx – Middle Newa
Newah Bhaaye is the term used for Nepal Bhasa by its native speakers. The term 'Newari' has been used in derogatory form to replace the original name of the language. 
Linguistics[change | change source]
Nepal Bhasa shares the feature of Kirant and Tibetan dialects of Northern Himalayas. It consists of five major dialects and several sub-dialects spoken by Newa people living throughout the country.
References[change | change source]
- Newa at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
- Newa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Middle Newa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Subfamily: Newa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Kapali, Rukshana (2018-12-08). "Why using the word 'Newari' is problematic". Rukuchee Blog. Retrieved 2018-12-13.[permanent dead link]