Language of the Day for 29 October 2013

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Tamang, Western [tdg]

A language of
Nepal
Population
323,000 (2000), increasing. Mostly monolingual below school age or over 60 years of age.
Status
5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality (2002, NFDIN Act, No. 20, Section 2C).
Language Use
Home, friends, religion; mixed use: Work, education. All ages. Younger population also uses Nepali [npi] due to education in the national language.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–75%. Taught in primary schools, primary mother-tongue multilingual education program since 2007. Poetry. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary. NT: 1990.