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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Dhimal (Dhemal)

Source: Indigenous Media Foundation (Nepal)




Profile


Native Name
None

Total Speakers
19,537  (2011)


Usage By Country
Nepal

Background
The Dhimal people live in southern belts of Morang, Jhapa and Sunsari districts. Dhimals regard themselves as Kirant. The language of Dhimals belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family. Almost 90 percent of Dhimals speak the mother tongue. The state-run newspaper Gorkhapatra has been dedicating a full to promote Dhimal language since 2007. Also, school curricula for grade 1 to 5 have been designed in Dhimal language.

Received 8/24/2015
Posted 8/31/2015
Checked 8/24/2015