Nepali is the national language of Nepal, spoken as a mother tongue by over 50% of Nepal’s almost 30 million people, and as a second language by almost all other Nepalis. It is the official language of Sikkim and the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, and is almost also the dominant language of southern Bhutan. Large communities of Nepalese all over Himalayan India use it as a lingua franca. It is closely related to Hindi and the other languages of northern India, and possesses a rich body of modern literature.e Nepali pathway is designed to give students a high level of competence in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Nepali, and a good knowledge of its cultural context. It assumes no previous knowledge of Nepali or its script, though we do prefer candidates to have some record of successful language-learning,Students with previous knowledge of Nepali will be accommodated in a higher level course.
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