Raute language

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

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; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Raute". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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