Language of the Day for 25 July 2020


Tharu, Madhya Ksetriya [the]

A language of
Population Full
285,000 in Nepal (2001 census), increasing. Population for all Tharu varieties: 1,530,000 (2011 census).
5 (Developing). Language of recognized indigenous nationality: Tharu.
Language Use
Vigorous within the language community. Home, friends, religion; mixed use: Work, education. Used by all. Mixed attitudes, from neutral to negative. Also use Bhojpuri [bho], Hindi [hin], Nepali [npi].
Language Development
Taught in primary schools, in 2 schools in Chitwan District only. Literature. Newspapers. Periodicals. Radio. Videos. Texts. Bible portions: 1977.