Dotyali

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Dotali, Doteli
Population

788,000 in Nepal (2011 census).

Location

Mahakali Zone, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, north Kanchanpur, south Daichula districts; Seti Zone, Doti, north Kailali, southwest Bajhang districts. Small area in Bheri Zone.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Baitadeli (Baitadi), Bajhangi, Darchuli (Darjula), Dotyali. Reportedly similar to Nepali [npi]. Lexical similarity: 70%–72% with Nepali [npi], 53%–61% with Kumaoni [kfy], 75%–87% between Dotyali varieties (2014 S. Eichentopf). A member of macrolanguage Nepali [nep].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Very positive attitudes.

Language Development
Poetry. Magazines. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

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