Information from: “ Sociolinguistic profile of the Ghale language” (113-120) . Paudel, Krishna (2010)
100 percent certain, based on the evidence available
1649 (2001 census)
"According to the Census of 2001 the total mother tongue speakers of the language is 1649. Although the Census does not include any population in Barpak village, the Barpaki Society has estimated the ethnic population to be more than 9,000 in Barpak. In my field study, the people reported that the number of total population of Ghale in Barpak village is around 5700. " (p. 114)
DOMAINS OF USE
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
MORE ON VITALITY
All Ghale speakers are bilingual in Nepali, and code-switch between Ghale and Nepali on a daily basis.
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Nepali and Enlgish
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
Both Ghale and Nepali are used daily. The Ghale speak Ghale as their mother tongue and start to learn Nepali at home even before schooling. Educated peopel can also speak English because it is taught in school. Nepali is used in the official domains and singing, and with people who don't speaker Ghale.
More on Orthography
The Ghale languages is not written down by its speaker. But educated speakers are able to read and write Devanagari (Nepali) and English.
in a small area in the central part of Gorkha district, Gandaki zone, Nepal
Information from: “South Asia and the Middle East” (283-348) . George van Driem (2007) , Christopher Moseley · London & New York: Routledge
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
DATE OF INFO
Nepal: Gorkha and Dhadin
Information from: “Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO Publishing
Information from: “Ghale language: A brief introduction” (168-185) . Paudel, Krishna (2008)
40 percent certain, based on the evidence available
The number includes both Southern Ghale speakers and Northern Ghale speakers.