Koi

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Kohi, Koyee, Koyi, Koyu
Population

2,640 (2001 census).

Location

Sagarmatha Zone, northeast Khotang district, Sungdel VDC near Rawakhola headwaters, Sungdel and Dipsung.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality (2002, NFDIN Act, No. 20, Section 2C), Rai nationality.

Dialects

Behere, Sungdel. Most similar to Dumi [dus] and Khaling [klr].

Typology

SOV; postpositions; noun head final

Language Use

Home, friends, religion; mixed use: Work. All ages. Positive attitudes. All also use some Nepali [npi], but overall bilingualism is low.

Language Development
Poetry. Magazines. New media. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Ethnonym: Koi, live scattered in other language areas, speak only Nepali [npi]. Traditional religion, Hindu, Christian.