Status of Kirati Languages In The Context of Nepalese Languages

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  • Govinda Bahadur Tumbahang Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), T.U., Kirtipur,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v29i1.25671

Keywords:

Linguistic, multilingual, intergenerational, disruption, vitality, moribund, Extinct

Abstract

This article highlights the linguistic scenario of multilingual Nepal, and measures the vitality levels of overall languages in general and Kirati languages in particular on the basis of Expanded Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (EGIDS) used by Lewis and Simons(2010) derived from Fishman's Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (GIDS 1991). The first part presents the linguistic situation of Nepal, the second part demonstrates the vitality levels of Nepalese languages in general, the third part indicates the status of Kirati languages and the last part provides some suggestions.

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Author Biography

Govinda Bahadur Tumbahang, Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), T.U., Kirtipur,

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Published

2016-03-31

How to Cite

Tumbahang, G. B. (2016). Status of Kirati Languages In The Context of Nepalese Languages. Tribhuvan University Journal, 29(1), 67–78. https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v29i1.25671

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