Darmiya language

Region Uttarakhand
Native speakers
1,800 (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 drd
Glottolog darm1243[2]

Darmiya (Darma) is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Geographical distribution

Darmiya is spoken in the Dhauli valley, from Tawaghat near Dharchula south to Sipoo in the north along Dhauli river. This area is located in Darchula and Munsyari tahsils, Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand, India (Ethnologue). Darmiya is spoken in Dar, Bongling, Selachal, Nanglin, Baling, Dugtu, Saung, Baun, Philam, Datu, Gwo, Marchha, Dhakar, Sobla, and Sipoo villages (Ethnologue).


  1. Darma at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Darmiya". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

2. Willis, Christina Marie. A descriptive grammar of Darma: an endangered Tibeto-Burman language. -- University of Texas, 2007.

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