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Bote

Source: Indigenous Media Foundation (Nepal)




Profile


Native Name
Bot

Total Speakers
10,397 (2011)


Usage By Country
Nepal

Background
Bote people live on banks of the rivers in Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Parsa, Tanahu, Gorkha, Lamjung, Baglung and Udayapur districts. Botes have two sub groups: Paani Bote and Paakho Bote. Pakho means dry land whereas Paani means water in Nepali language. The language of Bote people belongs to the Indo-European language family. They call it 'Bot Language'. Only 2830 Botes speak their mother tongue, according to the census report.

Received 8/24/2015
Posted 8/31/2015
Checked 8/24/2015