Language of the Day for 05 December 2018


Darai [dry]

A language of
Population Full
12,050, all users. L1 users: 11,700 (2011 census), decreasing. L2 users: 350 (2011 census). Very few monolinguals.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Darai.
Language Use
Rapidly assimilating to Nepali [npi] (Van Driem 2007). Home; mixed use: Friends, religion, work. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. Most also use Nepali [npi].
Language Development
Newspapers. Periodicals. Radio. Videos. Dictionary.
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