Gautam gives wrong figures about Hindi as mother tongue
Sujit Mainali / December 9, 2016
Speaking at “Dhamala ko Hamala” program aired on Himalaya TV on December 4, CPN-UML Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam said:
“No one in Nepal has Hindi as mother tongue. In India itself, not even 1-2 percent people have Hindi as mother tongue.”
South Asia Check has examined whether this statement is fact-based or not.
First statement: No one in Nepal has Hindi as mother tongue.
According to a report “National Population and Housing Census 2011” prepared by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Hindi is mother tongue of 0.29 percent of the total population of Nepal.
Therefore, Gautam’s this statement is wrong.
Second Statement: In India itself, not even 1-2 percent people have Hindi as mother tongue.
According to the 2001 Census of India, 41.03 percent people in India have Hindi or other similar languages as their mother tongues.
The Indian census report has included Awadhi, Bagheli, Bagri Rajasthani, Banjari, Bhadrawahi, Bharmauri, Bhojpuri, Brajbhasha, Bundeli, Chambeali, Chhatisgarhi and Churahi languages under the Hindi language category.
Therefore, Gautam’s this statement is also wrong.
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