Koi language

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Kohi
Region Nepal
Native speakers
1,300 (2011 census)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kkt
Glottolog koii1238[2]

Kohi (or Koyi) is a Sino-Tibetan language belonging to the Kiranti languages spoken in the Khotang district of Nepal. Like other Kiranti languages, it displays a fairly complex system of person-marking and stem alternations. No full description of this language exists, but Lahaussois provides some grammatical information, and stories have been archived at the Lacito Archive.

Alternate spellings and names are Kohi, Koi Ba’a, Koyee, Koyi, Koyu.

Geographical distribution[edit]

Koyee is spoken in Sungdel (near Rawakhola headwaters) and Dipsung VDC's, northeastern Khotang District, Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal (Ethnologue).

References[edit]

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

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lahaussois, Aimée. 2009. 'Koyi Rai: An Initial Grammatical Sketch.' Himalayan Linguistics Archive 4. 1-33.
  • http://lacito.vjf.cnrs.fr/archivage/languages/Koyi_Rai.htm
  • Rai,Tara Mani.2015. A Grammar of Koyee. A PhD dissertation submitted to Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
  • cdltu.edu.np/site/images/linsun/koyee.pdf