China Introduces More Than 150 New Words For Tibetan language

The Chinese government in Tibet has introduced more than 150 words into the Tibetan jargon. Some of these words are political in nature and have been introduced in ‘accurate’ Tibetan language.

The Qinghai Province’s Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee stated that 154 new terms have been introduced into the Tibetan language. Technological terms like “e-commerce”, “car-hailing all,” “digital economy” and “internet plus” have been translated into Tibetan.

However, a full list of the translated words or the new political words has not been covered by majority of news agencies. “It is important that we translate new words and terms into accurate Tibetan,” committee official Me-Tsering said.

The introduction of new Tibetan words is part of a project which was started in 1999. Since then, more than 8,000 new words have been introduced in the Tibetan jargon.

CTA’s Department of Education has been intermittently introducing new Tibetan terms in primary school textbooks. In much of Tibet, primary education is conducted either primarily or entirely in the Tibetan language, and bilingual education is rarely introduced before students reach middle school. However, Chinese is the language of instruction of most Tibetan secondary schools.

Jigme Wangchuk

Minimal journalist with a disciplined relationship with writing. Tibetan and many other things.

2 thoughts on “China Introduces More Than 150 New Words For Tibetan language

  • April 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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    हर फिल्म एक्टर को award दिया जाता, HH 14th Dalai Lama को भी भारत रतना award दिया जाना चाहिए क्योंकि उसे हम son of indai के नाम से जानते है 1963 से ही इंडिया के साथ दिया है,यह एक हमारा भारत देश का हिस्सा हैं,

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  • April 21, 2017 at 9:58 am
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    may i get the glossary of those translate 150 words if available

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