|Region||Doti (Far Western Region) and Mid western Region|
|790,000 in Nepal (2011 census)|
|Devanagari script (Nepali alphabet)|
Official language in
|Nepal As per Part 1, Section 5 of Interim Constitution of Nepal 2063 (2007):|
Doteli, or Dotyali (डोटेली) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 800,000 people, most of whom live in Nepal. It was traditionally considered the western dialect of Nepali, and is written in the Devanagari script. It has official status in Nepal As per Part 1, Section 5 of Interim Constitution of Nepal 2063 (2007). There are four main dialects of Dotyali namely Baitadeli, Bajhangi Nepali, Darchuli and Dotyali. The established comprehension between these dialects is high. All dialects of Dotyali are able to share language-based materials.
|District||Terms used for language name|
|Baitadi||Baitadi, Baitadeli, Dotyali|
|Bajhang||Bajhangi Bajhangi Nepali, Nepali|
- Doteli at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Interim Constitution of Nepal 2063
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Doteli". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- A Sociolinguistic Study of Dotyali-LinSuN Central Department of linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal and SIL International 2014
|Doteli language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator|