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.

Review Quotes

"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.