Publication details [#64142]

Hildebrandt, Kristine A. and Jessica S. Krim. 2018. Minority language education in Nepal. The view from a Himalayan village. Language Problems and Language Planning 42 (1) : 16–44.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Amsterdam: John Benjamins


This article, a case study in one group of communities of Nepal, considers minority language education in the face of increasing encroachment of the dominant and national language Nepali. The over-arching research question asks, in the context of local education, what one can observe about the perceived value, use of, and competition between two local languages (Gurung, Gyalsumdo) and also between these languages and Nepali (the national language of Nepal) in the Manang District. The article finds persistent divisions amongst residents and educators about the current and future role of local languages.