Dotyali

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Dotali, Doteli
Population

L1 users: 788,000 (2011 census).

Location

Mahakali zone: Baitadi, Dadeldhura, south Daichula, north Kanchanpur districts; Seti zone: southwest Bajhang, Doti, north Kailali districts; Bheri zone: small area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bajhangi, Baitadeli (Baitadi), 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. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literature. Periodicals. Radio. TV. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

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