Oct. 22 (savetibet.org): Protests by Tibetan school and college students over plans to restrict the use of their language have spread from several areas of Qinghai to Beijing. Several hundred Tibetan students at Minzu University of China protested at noon on Oct. 22 to express their concern about the downgrading of the Tibetan language.
The scale of the protests reflect the strength of feeling among Tibetans about the marginalization and erosion of their language, the bedrock of Tibetan identity, religion and culture.
“Tibetan is one of the four oldest and greatest in volume and most original literatures of Asia, along with Sanskrit, Chinese, and Japanese
literatures,” according to scholar Nicolas Tournadre, professor of
linguistics from the University of Provence.
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