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Nepal

Nepal Language Stats

Definitions

  • Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Languages > Note: This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Linguistic diversity index: LDI.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Languages Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5%; note: many in government and business also speak English 2001
Languages > Note many in government and business also speak English (2001 est.) 2011
Linguistic diversity index 0.742 2009 44th out of 200

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"Nepal Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Nepal/Language