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Conversation with one of the last speakers of Kusunda, a dying Nepali language

For years, people knew very little about the Kusunda language of western and central Nepal. The 2011 Census conducted by Nepal’s Central Bureau of Statistics puts the population of Kusundas, a forest tribe of western Nepal, at around 273. To learn more about the language and the culture of the Kusunda people, Global Voices spoke with Gyani Maiya Sen Kusunda — […]

‘At capacity’? A Nepali park reckons with its rhinos

>> An investigation into a recent increase in natural deaths among the 600 greater one-horned rhinos in Chitwan National Park suggested the park may have reached its carrying capacity for the species >> The park and its resources are facing pressure both from a growing population of rhinos within the park and from increasing human […]