Newari language is known as Nepal Bhasha. Nepal Bhasha is mainly spoken in Nepal including places like Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Makwanpur, Panauti, Palpa, Trishuli, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Bandipur, Chitlang, Narayangarh, Chitwan etc. The language flourished as an administrative and literary language during the medieval period.
Nepal bhasha was administrative language from the 14th to the late 18th century. From the early 20th century until democratisation, Nepal bhasha suffered from official suppression. From 1952 to 1991, the percentage of Nepal bhasha speakers in the Kathmandu Valley dropped from 75% to 44% and today Newar culture and language are under threat. The language has been listed as being “definitely endangered” by UNESCO.