Koi

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A language of Nepal

Alternate Names
Kohi, Koi Ba’a, Koyee, Koyi, Koyu
Population

1,470, all users. 1,270 (2011 census). 200 (2011 census).

Location

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

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Rai.

Dialects

Sungdel, Behere. Reportedly 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. Also use Nepali [npi].

Language Development
Literature. Periodicals. Dictionary.
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Another group, called Koi, live scattered in other language areas and speak only Nepali [npi]. Traditional religion, Hindu.

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