1,500 new words, expressions added to Tibetan vocabulary

Published: April 30, 2018 13:28:59 | Updated: May 05, 2018 16:59:12


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Nearly 1,500 new words and expressions have been added to the Tibetan vocabulary.

A national committee on standardisation of the Tibetan language released the words and expressions, which have largely emerged in Mandarin Chinese since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in late 2012.

The addition covered areas of politics, technology, economic and social life, including phrases like "build a community with a shared future for humanity," "virtual reality," "live streaming," and "digital currency." Most of the standardisation focuses on popular online expressions, according to Zheng Dui, chairman of the committee.

Tibetan is a millennia-old language mainly spoken in Tibet Autonomous Region and Tibetan areas in four provinces, with subtle variations across the regions, reports Xinhua.

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