Language of the Day for 30 December 2013


Tharu, Kochila [thq]

A language of
258,000 (2003), increasing. Population for all Tharu varieties: 1,530,000 (2011 census). Mostly illiterate older women are monolingual.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Tharu, Dhanuk.
Language Use
Vigorous. Home, friends, religion; mixed use: Work, education, religion. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Maithili [mai], Nepali [npi].
Language Development
Mother-tongue multilingual education introduced in one school. Literacy increasing. Taught in primary schools. Radio. Videos. Dictionary. Texts.
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