Language of the Day for 09 February 2020


Hindustani, Sarnami [hns]

A language of
Population Full
153,000 in Suriname (2018). Ethnic population: 160,000 (2003). Total users in all countries: 296,600.
5 (Developing).
Language Use
All domains, except education. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Dutch [nld], Sranan Tongo [srn]. Used as L2 by Dutch [nld].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Literature. Newspapers. Periodicals. Radio. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. NT: 1997–2010.