Spoken L1 Language: Dhimal

Subclassification references
Comments on subclassification

Grollmann, Selin and Pascal Gerber 2018 and contra George van Driem 2001: 548-567 Dhimalish fails to show sufficient Brahmaputran diagnostic vocabulary

AES status:
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2022
Dhimal (4076-dhi) = Endangered (40 percent certain, based on the evidence available) ("The traditional culture, to which the language is closely tied, is being torn apart at a rapid pace as Dhimals find themselves thrust into a cash economy without skills or a land base. Dhimals are marrying non-Dhimals, while others are only teaching their children to speak Nepali. Some individuals and families are adopting the dominant hill culture to the point of complete linguistic assimilation. Things are changing at such a pace that it is difficult to imagine this language being spoken after more than a generation or two, unless a concerted effort is made in that direction." (pg. 16))

(see King 2008)

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