Understanding The Nepalese Language & Providing Professional Nepalese Interpreters, Translators and Transcriptionists
American Language Services ® (ALS) understands the importance of working in the Nepalese language. For over a Quarter of a Century, American Language Services ® has worked with the Nepalese language as well as hundreds of others from around the world. We offer comprehensive language services 24 hours, 7 days a week worldwide by providing Nepalese interpreting, translation and transcriptions services along with hundreds of other languages and dialects. Our linguists are native speakers and writers who are screened, credentialed, certified, field tested and experienced in a number of specific industry settings. The Nepalese language is unique and has very specific origins and characteristics.
Nepal and Nepalese
Nepali is a language in the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the lingua-franca of Nepal and is also spoken in Bhutan, parts of India and parts of Myanmar (Burma). Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia and is the world's youngest republic. It is bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Nepal's diverse linguistic heritage evolved from four major language groups: Indo-Aryan, Tibeto-Burman, Mongolian and various indigenous language isolates. According to the 2001 national census, 92 different living languages are spoken in Nepal.
History of Nepalese
Derived from Sanskrit, Nepali is considered the language closest to Sanskrit and written in Devanagari script. Nepali is the official, national language and serves as lingua franca among Nepalis of different ethnolinguistic groups. Hindi -- along with regional dialects Awadhi, Bhojpuri and Maithili -- are spoken in the southern Terai Region. Hindi is also widely understood by Nepalis who have worked, studied or traveled in India. Many Nepali in government and business speak English as well. In the capital Kathmandu, Nepali, Nepal Bhasa (the Newar language) and English are the most widely understood languages.
An Overview of Nepalese Phonology
Nepali is the national language of Nepal. Besides being spoken as a mother tongue by more than 48% of the population of Nepal, it is also spoken in Bhutan and India. The language is recognized in the Indian constitution as an official language of India. The variety presented here is standard Nepali as spoken in Nepal. There are three major dialects: eastern, central, and western . Though many dialects can be distinguished in Nepal and other South Asian countries, there is reported to be little variation in phonology from one to another.
Who are You Going to Trust with Your Vital Nepalese Language Needs?
The Nepalese language is an important language worldwide. It is vital to understand the general nature and specific idiosyncrasies of Nepalese. Since 1985, ALS has provided outstanding Nepalese interpreters, translators and transcriptionsts worldwide.
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