Joshua H. Ginder '15, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
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This paper explores how young Sherpas in Nepal use their language as a tool for identifying themselves as uniquely Sherpa in a mutlicultural Nepal. By analyzing the way Sherpas use their language in social settings and at a radio station, the author suggests the Sherpa language is perhaps the only truly unique quality that delineates Sherpas from other Nepalis.
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Ginder, Joshua H., "Language as the Foundation of Identity Among Sherpa Youth in Nepal" (2015). Student Publications. Paper 314.
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