SIL Nepal

Stories

Jul
2016
The recently published Picture Dictionary in Rajbanshi, Nepali and English is now in the hands of school children and the Rajbanshi community. This educational picture dictionary ”compiled in a trilingual format” was a three-year research project by Kimiko Abe, along with Rajbanshi teachers and...
Jun
2016
In the last few months, more than 460 participants have attended classes to read and write in a language they previously had only spoken. Literacy programs are typically created for those who have never learned to read before, in any language. But in the last 15-20 years school attendance in Nepal...
Jun
2015
Just before noon on 25 April, representatives of Nepal’s Eastern Magar community gathered in Kathmandu to make final decisions about the writing system for their language. The meeting followed months of planning and testing of the draft version of the orthography. Many had traveled hours to attend...
Mar
2015
In the highlands of northeastern Nepal, a recent workshop was a major step towards the Lhomi community’s goal of offering mother-tongue schooling for their children. Organized by the Nepal Lhomi Society (NELHOS) with technical support provided by SIL Nepal, the event began with a one-day awareness...
Nov
2014
Members of Nepal’s Madhya-Purbiya Tharu community recently participated in a Rapid Word Collection workshop—the first step in developing a dictionary for their language. Co-sponsored by the Mother Tongue Centre Nepal (MTCN) and SIL Nepal, the workshop was held in Kathmandu 9-17 September. The forty...
Jun
2014
Mother-tongue speakers from a language community in Nepal have produced a working draft of a writing system for their language. Participants in the orthography (writing system) workshop also drafted a writer’s guide to support the creation of original work by local authors. The workshop represents...