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  • Jul 01, 2011
  • 12:04 AM

Language loss and social stratification

Firth McEachern / Sun.Star
When Tagalog was declared as the basis of the national language in 1937, it was spoken by less than 20% of the Philippine population. Similarly for Pakistan, less than 10% of Pakistanis spoke Urdu, with the bulk of the people speaking one of the regional languages such as Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, and others.

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