Lepcha


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Lep·cha

 (lĕp′chə)
n. pl. Lepcha or Lep·chas
1. A member of a traditionally Buddhist people living in the Sikkim region of India and neighboring parts of Nepal and Bhutan.
2. The Tibeto-Burman language of the Lepcha.
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Lepcha

(ˈlɛptʃə)
npl -cha or -chas
1. (Peoples) a member of a Mongoloid people of Sikkim
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Tibeto-Burman branch of the Sino-Tibetan family
adj
(Languages) of or relating to this people or their language
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Lep•cha

(ˈlɛp tʃə)

n., pl. -chas.
1. a member of a people living mainly in Sikkim.
2. the Tibeto-Burman language of the Lepchas.
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He spoke the Lepcha dialect with an indescribable softening of the gutturals.
I am but a Lepcha of Darjiling, and yet the stuff"-
We be Lepchas of Darjiling, but me they call an outlander because my hair is as thou seest."
New Delhi (India), August 13 (ANI) In a major blow to former Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Changing, 10 of his Sikkim Democratic Front's (SDF) 13 MLAs on Tuesday merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party here at party's headquarters.The 10-MLAs headed by Dorjee Tshering Lepcha met senior leaders and joined the party in presence of BJP working president Jagat Prakash Nadda and general secretary Ram Madhav.
Another new owner of a hotel, Pema Lepcha, 34, is equally concerned too.
Caption: Phaius tankervilleae (L'Her.) Blume, by Celestina Lepcha, 2012.
Deshpande [7]; Suji George [7] ; Garima Goyal [5]; Parul Chawla Gupta [6]; Ishani Jhamb [6]; Deepa John [4]; Swetha Philip [4]; Sandeep Kadam [2]; Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva [6]; Praveen Kumar [6] ; Anjali Lepcha [4]; S.
Along with a group of porters, Elise was accompanied by cinematographer Emily Almond Barr and local guide Jangu Lepcha, who she initially struggled to find.
While there is an abundance of rich examples of human-animal and human-environment interactions in Lepcha language traditions, (7) Bhutia traditions remain understudied.
Malik was shot dead while three other policemen were injured in an exchange of fire between police and Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung's followers in Darjeeling's Patlebas on October 13."Shyam Kami, 30, Mahindra Kami, 29 and Dewaj Lepcha, 30, have been arrested from Darjeeling's Pulbazar on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in the October 13 case,"said Special Superintendent of Police, CID, Ajay Prasad.
She nominated the chairman of the Lepcha Development Board as the head of the peace committee.