Where on earth do they speak Bantawa?

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Language: Bantawa
Number of speakers: 371000
Language code: bap
Alternate names: Bantaba, Bantawa, Bantawa Dum, Bantawa Rai, Bantawa Yüng, Bantawa Yong, Bontawa, Kiranti
Where spoken: Nepal

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  • Language classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Western Tibeto-Burman, Himalayan, Kiranti, Eastern
  • Dialects: Amchauke, Amchoke, Dhankuta, Dilpali, Eastern Bantawa, Hangkhim, Hatuwali, Northern Bantawa, Southern Bantawa, Western Bantawa
  • Also spoken in: Bhutan
  • Region: Koshi Zone, Morang, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, and Sunsari districts; Sagarmatha Zone, Khotang, Okhaldunga, and Udayapur districts; Mechi Zone, Ilam, Jhapa, Panchthar, and Taplejung districts. Amchoke dialect: Limbu area, especially Ilam district. Homeland is Eastern hills but many migrated to the Tarai. Also in Bhutan, India.