Language of the Day for 14 January 2020


Tamang, Northwestern [tmk]

A language of
Population Full
67,200 (2011 census), increasing. Population for all Tamang varieties: 1,350,000 (2011 census).
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Tamang.
Language Use
Home; mixed use: Friends, religion, work, education. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Central Tibetan [bod], in religious contexts. Also use Nepali [npi], in official contexts.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–75%. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Newspapers. Periodicals. Radio. Dictionary. Texts.