Language of the Day for 05 December 2019


Salar [slr]

A language of
Population Full
70,000 (2002), increasing. Less than 10,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 131,000 (2010 census).
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Salar.
Language Use
Schooling in Mandarin Chinese [cmn] in Qinghai, and Uyghur [uig] in Xinjiang. Domestic, informal domains. Some young people, all adults. Negative attitudes. Many also use Amdo Tibetan [adx], especially men. Many also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn], especially men using northwestern variety and mainly in Qinghai. Also use Central Tibetan [bod]. Also use Uyghur [uig], mostly in Xinjiang.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Dictionary. Texts.