- 1 How many mother tongue are there in Nepal?
- 2 How many languages are there in Nepal?
- 3 How many caste are in Nepal?
- 4 What is the famous food in Nepal?
- 5 Why are so many languages endangered in Nepal?
- 6 Which is the Dravidian language spoken in Nepal?
How many mother tongue are there in Nepal?
123 Nepalese languages
The 2011 National census lists 123 Nepalese languages spoken as a mother tongue (first language) in Nepal. The discovery of six additional languages since then brings the count to 129. Most belong to the Indo-Aryan and Sino-Tibetan language families.
How many languages are there in Nepal?
According to the 2011 census of Nepal, the country has 122 major languages. Nepali is spoken by 78% of the population either as first or second language and has official language status. The other 121 languages are all recognized national languages.
What do you call a language of Nepal?
Nepali language, also called Gurkha, Gorkhali, Gurkhali, or Khaskura, member of the Pahari subgroup of the Indo-Aryan group of the Indo-Iranian division of the Indo-European languages. Nepali is spoken by more than 17 million people, mostly in Nepal and neighbouring parts of India.
Is mother tongue first language?
There is no significant difference between mother tongue and first language since both refer to a person’s native language. Mother tongue or first language is the language a person has been exposed to from the birth. It is usually the language one first learns. It is also the language a person is most fluent in.
How many languages are spoken as mother tongue?
Press Trust of India More than 19,500 languages or dialects are spoken in India as mother tongues, according to the latest analysis of a census released this week.
Is Nepal part of India in history?
No, Nepal was not part of India. Nepal has never been under the control of any other nation or colonial power.
How many caste are in Nepal?
Peoples: There are 126 caste/ethnic groups reported in the census 2011.
What is the famous food in Nepal?
1. Dal Bhat – The Famous Staple Food of Nepal. The staple food of each Nepali household, Dal Bhat is mainly rice served along with lentil soup and vegetable curry or chicken (or meat). This meal is the most beloved one amongst Nepali people as it’s wholesome and provides with the needed nutrition.
Is Hindi mother tongue?
A language is an umbrella term which contains many mother tongues. 43% of Indians speak the Hindi language, which includes many mother tongues such as Bhojpuri, Rajasthani & Hindi. Only about 26% of Indians speak Hindi as mother tongue under the broader Hindi language grouping (according to Census 2011).
Which is the mother language of world?
Ethnologue (2019, 22nd edition)
|Rank||Language||Percentage of world pop. (March 2019)|
|4||Hindi (sanskritised Hindustani)||4.429%|
Which is the mother tongue of Nepalese people?
The 2011 National census lists 123 Nepalese languages spoken as a mother tongue (first language) in Nepal. Most belong to the Indo-Aryan and Sino-Tibetan language families. The official language of Nepal is Nepali, formerly called Khaskura then Gorkhali.
Which is the second most spoken language in Nepal?
The official language of Nepal is Nepali, formerly called Khas-Kura then Gorkhali. According to the 2011 national census, the percentage of Nepali speaking people is about 44.6%. Maithili is the second most spoken language in Nepal at 11.67%.
Why are so many languages endangered in Nepal?
Most of the languages in Nepal are endangered because out of the 129 languages, only 19 of them have more than 100,000 speakers. They are spoken by 95.91% of the total population.
Which is the Dravidian language spoken in Nepal?
Languages belonging to this group are Tamang, Nepal Bhasa (Newari), Magar, Limbu language etc. The small declining number of Dravidian languages are represented by Kurux, and the Munda languages of the Austroasiatic family by Santali and Mundari .