Information from: “Yohlmo grammar sketch” . Anna Maria Hari (2010) Kathmandu: SIL and Central Department of Linguistics Tribhuvan University
100 percent certain, based on the evidence available
Only people living in the main area of Yohlmo were included in the survey by the Yohlmo Foundation.
DATE OF INFO
1999 (by the Yohlmo Foundation)
DOMAINS OF USE
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
MORE ON VITALITY
"In the homes of Yohlmo in the villages of the Yohlmo area Yohlmo is still the dominant language. Outside the home, however, some especially he men, prefer to use Nepal.... some of the younger families in the villages used Nepali as much as possible with their young children, so that they would not be at a disadvantage in school. But in the religious and cultural context Yohlmo is preferred." (p. 6)
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"Using Nepali exclusively with the children was also very fashionable for a long time among the families who had managed to settle in Kathmandu or temporarily in India... But in the last ten years or so this trend has been reversed a bit. More and more Yohlmos have become aware how closely their personal and group identity is linked with their language; therefore children are now encouraged to learn and use Yohlmo." (p. 6-7)
Scripts (Writing system)
Tibetan scripts; Devanagari scripts
More on Orthography
Educated speakers tend to write Yohlmo down using Nepali.
"north of Kathmandu, between Kathmandu and the Lāngɖāng peak and spreads somewhat eastwards. Politically it falls into the western part of Sindhupālchok District and spills over into the eastern part of Nuwākoʈ District. Both these districts fall into the Bāgmati Zone." (p.3-4)
Information from: “Glottolog” .
Information from: “South Asia and the Middle East” (283-348) . George van Driem (2007) , Christopher Moseley · London & New York: Routledge