a member of a people of Sikkim and adjacent areas of Nepal, Bhutan, and India.
the Tibeto-Burman language of the Lepcha.
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How to use Lepcha in a sentence
The Lepcha is an arrant coward, but a born naturalist, and has a name for every shrub and plant in Sikkim.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water | Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
The sting produces violent inflammation, and to punish a child with mealum-ma is the severest Lepcha threat.Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children | W. Houghton
The colonel informed me that the Lepcha language is very copious, expressive and beautiful, abounding largely in metaphor.
He spoke the Lepcha dialect with an indescribable softening of the gutturals.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for Lepcha
plural -cha or -chas a member of a Mongoloid people of Sikkim
the language of this people, belonging to the Tibeto-Burman branch of the Sino-Tibetan family
of or relating to this people or their language
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