Nepalese voice-over production made simple
As an established Nepalese voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Nepalese Voice-Over Service and Nepalese Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Nepalese voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Nepalese voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Nepalese voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Nepalese voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Nepalese audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Nepalese voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Nepali language
Nepali (also called Nepalese, Gurkha, Gorkhali, Gurkhali or Khaskura) belongs to the Pahari sub-group of the Indo-Aryan group of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
The closest relatives of Nepali are northwestern Indian languages such as Sindhi, Lahnda and Punjabi. The development of the Nepali language has been influenced by Sanskrit and Tibeto-Burman.
It is generally thought that modern Nepali is a descendant of the languages spoken by the ancient Khashas, who ruled over a large region that encompassed western Nepal, parts of India and parts of Tibet.
When this region was inundated with migrants displaced by the Muslim conquests of India (beginning in the 12th century), the Khasha kingdom fragmented into smaller principalities, many of which moved to the eastern part of present-day Nepal. These principalities were united by Prithvi Narayan Shah in the 18th century, and a national language (now generally known as Nepali) was established. Read more
Which countries have Nepali as a national language?
Nepali is the official language of Nepal. It is also one of India’s 22 scheduled languages, with official status in the Indian states of Sikkim and Assam, and the Darjeeling district of West Bengal.
How many people speak Nepali as their first language?
It is estimated that more than 17 million people speak Nepali as their first language. Most of these live in Nepal, but there are large Nepali-speaking communities in neighbouring parts of India, as well as in Bhutan, Brunei and Myanmar.
Did you know…
- As well as the alternative names for Nepali already given above, there are other local names for the language including Parbatiya (“mountain language”), used by the Parbatiya people of Nepal, and Lhotshammikha (“southern language”), used by the Lhotshampa people of Bhutan.
- There are three regional dialect groups of Nepali – western, central and eastern. In addition there is a special dialect used by the royal family and upper classes (and increasingly by the educated middle classes), which uses a four-level honorific system.
The Nepalese economy
Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with around a quarter of its population living below the poverty line.
The country’s main economic activity is agriculture, employing around 75% of the population and accounting for approximately 37% of GDP. The main food crops are rice and wheat.
There is considerable potential for the harnessing of hydropower, but Nepal’s challenges to economic growth include its landlocked location, political instability and susceptibility to natural disaster.