L1 users: 670 (1998).
Uttarakhand state: Pithoragarh district, north of Askot Maila, 9 villages.
SOV; postpositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; noun heads both initial and final; no noun classes or genders; content q-word initial; maximum number of suffixes 3; affixes indicate case of noun phrases; verb affixation marks person and number; passives; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC; nontonal.
All speakers use a highly mixed variety. Due to poor socio-economic status, miniscule number of speakers, fewer domains of language use, attitude of the dominant group and lack of initiative from the state, Rawat is quickly assimilating into Kumaoni [kfy] (Rastogi 2006). Home, religion. Negative attitudes. Also use Kumaoni [kfy] (Rastogi 2006).
Devanagari script [Deva], in development.
A Scheduled Tribe. Many Indo-Aryan loans. Raute are found in Kumaon where they are known as Raji (Gurung 1997). Traditional religion.