Raute language

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Region Nepal
Ethnicity Raute people
Native speakers
460 (2011 census)[1]
nomadic Raute (25, no date) are monolingual[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rau
Glottolog raut1239[3]

Raute is a small Sino-Tibetan language of Dadeldhura District, Mahakali Zone, Nepal. Some speakers are nomadic.

Alternate names include Boto boli, Khamchi, Raji, Rajwar, Ra’te, Rautya, Rautye (Ethnologue).

Geographical distribution[edit]

Ethnologue lists the following locations for historical and present locations of the Raute.


  1. ^ Raute at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Raute language at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Raute". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.