Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 3 A Grammar of Jero

With a Historical Comparative Study of the Kiranti Languages


This description of the phonology, morphology and syntax of the endangered (Tibeto-Burman) Jero language as spoken in eastern Nepal, appears in sequel to the author's 2004 Grammar of Wambule, the language most closely related to Jero.
It pictures the complex-pronominalising language of the Jero Rai, one of the Kiranti tribes of eastern Nepal.
With a historical comparative study of the Kiranti languages, the branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family to which both Jero and Wambule belong. An exhaustive and model reference work for Tibeto-Burman linguistics, language typology and linguistic theory.
With financial support of the International Institute for Asian Studies (


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Biographical Note

Jean Robert M.L. Opgenort, Ph.D. (2002) in Descriptive Linguistics, Leiden University, is Post-Doctoral Fellow at Leiden University. He has written A Grammar of Wambule (2004) and published several articles on the Kiranti languages of the Himalayas.

"I know of no better source for the wealth of comparative Kiranti data or a more informed phonological reconstruction." Gwendolyn Hyslop, Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, Volume 32.1 (April 2009)

All those interested in Tibeto-Burman linguistics, language typology, linguistic theory and Kiranti society and culture.