Spoken L1 Language: Lepcha

Comments on subclassification

George van Driem 2001

AES status:
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2022
Lepcha (4495-lep) = Severely Endangered (100 percent certain, based on the evidence available) ("Despite spirited attempts to preserve the language, Lepcha has already effectively been lost everywhere in favour of Nepali. There are very few remaining households where the younger generation actively speaks the language, and these households are few and far between." (pg. 296))

(see Driem 2007)

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