Publications

Monographs

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2005d. A Grammar of Jero. With a historical comparative study of the Kiranti languages. Brill’s Tibetan Studies Library. Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, 3. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2004b. A Grammar of Wambule. Grammar, lexicon, texts and cultural survey of a Kiranti tribe of eastern Nepal. Brill’s Tibetan Studies Library. Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, 2. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2002a. The Wāmbule language. Grammar, lexicon, texts and cultural survey of a Kiranti tribe of eastern Nepal. Amsterdam: Jean Robert Opgenort. Doctoral dissertation, Leiden University, 6 June 2002.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
1996. Basiscursus Noors. Sittard: Praktischoling Vertalingen V.O.F.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
1993. La SD-analyse et la syntaxe de la construction attributive avec deux constituants nominaux en français. Contre la notion de Petite Phrase nominale. Unpublished MA thesis. Department of French. Free University, Amsterdam.

Refereed journal articles

Opgenort, Jean Robert
Forthcoming. ‘A linguistically informed autosomal STR survey of human populations residing in the Greater Himalayan Region’. With co-authors Thirsa Kraaijenbrink, Kristiaan van der Gaag, Sofia Zuniga, Yali Xue, Denise R. Carvalho Silva, Chris Tyler Smith, Mark A. Jobling, Emma J. Parkin, Bing Su, Hong Shi Chun Jie Xiao, Wen Ru Tang, V.K. Kashyap, R.Trivedi, T. Sitalaximi, Jheelam Banerjee, Karma Tshering of Gaselô, Nirmal M. Tuladhar, George van Driem, Guido Barbujani, Peter de Knijff.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2011b. ‘A note on Tilung and its position within Kiranti’, in Himalayan Linguistics, Vol. 10.1: 253-271.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2006f. ‘Allele frequency distribution for 21 autosomal STR loci in Nepal’, in Forensic Science International, 168 (2-3): 227-231. With co-authors Thirsa Kraaijenbrink, Nirmal Man Tuladhar, George van Driem and Peter de Knijff.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2006e. ‘Diversity of 26-locus Y-STR haplotypes in a Nepalese population sample: Isolation and drift in the Himalayas’, in Forensic Science International, 166 (2-3): 176-181. With co-authors Emma J. Parkin, Nirmal Man Tuladhar, George van Driem, Peter de Knijff and Mark Jobling.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2004a. ‘Implosive and preglottalized stops in Kiranti’, in Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, Volume 27.1: 1-27.

Refereed conference papers and book chapters

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2013. ‘Initial grammatical sketch of Tilung’, pp. 329–392 in Trans-Himalayan Linguistics. Historical and Descriptive Linguistics of the Himalayan Area. Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 266. Thomas Owen-Smith, Nathan Hill, eds. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2010a. ‘India and the Himalayan chain’, pp. 59-63 in the 3rd edition of the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. With co-author Stuart Blackburn.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2007c. ‘About Chaurasia’, pp. 203-224 in Linguistics of the Himalayas and Beyond. Roland Bielmeier, Felix Haller, eds. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Non-refereed conference papers and reports

Opgenort, Jean Robert
Forthcoming. Expert meeting report: Towards UNESCO guidelines on language policies: a tool for language assessment and planning. Paris: UNESCO.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2010b. ‘Language endangerment in the Himalayan Chain: The impact of Nepali on the Tibeto-Burman languages of Nepal, India and Bhutan’, pp. 154-165 in Endangered Languages in India. Kamalini Sengupta, ed. New Delhi: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage.

Non-refereed journal articles

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2011a. ‘Some remarks on Wambule historical phonology’, in Libju-Bhumju 45: 51-57.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2010d. ‘On adopting the Limbu script for Wambule’, in Libju-Bhumju 41: 29-42.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2010c. ‘Grondwet of chaos’, in Samachar 20-2: 7-8.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2009d. ‘Maoïsten voeren “vreedzame protesten” tegen regering’, in Samachar 18-4: 8.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2009c. ‘Taalstrijd rond eed Jha eindigt in op non-actief zetten vicepresident’, in Samachar 18-3: 10.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2009b. ‘Situatie van de bedreigde talen in Nepal’, in Samachar 18-1: 8-9.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2009a. ‘Belangenstrijd frustreert vredesproces’, in Samachar 18-1: 7-8.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2008. ‘Yadav eerste president van Nepal’, in Samachar 17-3: 6-7.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2007d. ‘Koppigheid frustreert vredesproces’, in Samachar 16-4: 1-2.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2007b. ‘De monarchie als bindende factor in multi-etnisch Nepal’, in Samachar 16-3: 8-9.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2007a. ‘New wine in an old bottle: updating Konow’s note on Chouraśya’, pp. 132-138 in Vāmbule Rāī Jāti: Bhāṣā ra Saṃskṛti (Wambule Rai Culture and Literature). Gaṇeś Rāī, ed. Kathmandu: Vāmbule Rāī Sahitya Prakāsan.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2006d. ‘De hobbelige weg naar vrede’, in Samachar 15-4: 5.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2006c. ‘Volksopstand maakt einde aan alleenheerschappij Gyenendra’, in Samachar 15-3: 6.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2006b. ‘De crisis in Nepal houdt aan’, in Samachar 15-2: 8-9.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2006a. ‘Een historisch akkoord?’, in Samachar 15-1: 4-5.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2005e. ‘In loving memory of my dear guru Chandra Bahadur Rai’, in Libju-Bhumju 28.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2005c. ‘Gyanendra’s grote gok’, in Samachar 14-1 (2): 1-2.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2005b. ‘Een verklaring voor de ongelijkheid in de samenleving, De oorsprong van het kastenstelsel in Nepal, deel II’, in Samachar 14-2 (1): 11-12. With co-author Susan van Klaveren.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2005a. ‘India en de koning’, in Samachar 14-2 (1): 10.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2004h. ‘Een verklaring voor de ongelijkheid in de samenleving, De oorsprong van het kastenstelsel in Nepal, deel I’, in Samachar 13-4: 12-13. With co-author Susan van Klaveren.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2004g. ‘Maoïsten weigeren te praten met regering Deuba’, in Samachar 13-4: 6.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2004f. ‘Een nieuwe kans voor Deuba’, in Samachar 13-3: 6.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2004e. ‘Bevolking de dupe van het conflict. Schets van de situatie in Nepal’, in Samachar 13-2: 5-7.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2004d. ‘The origin of implosive stops in Wambule Rai’, in Libju-Bhumju 25: 3-8.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2004c. ‘A technique for writing Wambule’, in Libju-Bhumju 24: 19-22.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2003. ‘A grammar of Wambule’, in Libju-Bhumju 23: 39-44.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2000. ‘Publications on Wambule Rai’, in Libju-Bhumju 14: 36-40.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
1999. ‘“Ombule” and “Jéro”: linguistic and ethnic dimensions’, in Libju-Bhumju 10: 47-48.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
1998b. ‘Ongoing linguistic research on the Ombule (Wambule) language’, in Libju-Bhumju 8: 3-4.

Book reviews

Opgenort, Jean Robert
2002b. ‘Review of Studies in Irian Languages; Part II by Ger P. Reesink, ed.’, in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 158-I: 123-125.

Opgenort, Jean Robert
1998a. ‘Review of Irian Jaya Source Materials by L. Smits & C.L. Voorhoeve, eds., No. 9 Series B - No. 3’, in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 154-4: 666-667.

Wikipedia

Wambule language. Wambule (Nepali: वाम्बुले Vāmbule) is the language of the Wambule Rai, one of the Kiranti (Nep. किरान्ती) tribes of eastern Nepal. Wambule is spoken by more than 5000 people living around the confluence of the Sunkosi (Nep. सुनकोसी) and Dudhkosi (Nep. दूधकोसी) rivers near Kui-Bhir Hill.

Yele Sambat. Yele Sambat (Devanagari: येले संबत् ) is the lunar calendar used by the Kirat community of Nepal. The year 5070 YE began on 15 January 2010. The Yele Sambar calendar is supposedly named after the legendary Kirant king Yalambar.