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NEPAL
Language

Cities in NEPAL

Kathmandu

Language

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Nepali is the official national language. This language is spoken by approximately 52% of the population. Nepali is related to Hindi and belongs to the Indo-European language group. Bihari is spoken by approximately 18% of the population. Other important languages are Newari, Bhojpuri, Maithili and various Tibetan dialects. In total, according to the 2011 census, 123 different languages and dialects are spoken.


Sources

Encarta Ecyclopedie

Finlay, H / Nepal
Lonely Planet

Nepal
APA

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated May 2024
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