• Language: Yakha
  • Alternate names: Yakkha, Yakkhaba, Yakkhaba Cea, Yakkhaba Sala, Dewansala, Yākhā, Yakthomba, Rōi
  • Language code: ybh
  • Language family: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Western Tibeto-Burman, Himalayan, Kiranti, Eastern (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 14,000
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Unwritten.

More information:

    Considered by many a distinct group of Kirati not fitting neatly into either Rai or Limbu groups (Bista 1996:39); in terms of mythology and people’s own judgment, they seem closer to Limbu than to Rai groups. Traditional religion, Christian.

    Yakha is spoken in India, Nepal, South Asia.