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Do most Tibetans speak Chinese?
Most Chinese can’t speak Tibetan but most Tibetans can speak at least a little Chinese although degrees of fluency vary a great deal with most speaking only basic survival Chinese. Some young Tibetans speak mostly Chinese when they are outside the home. From 1947 to 1987 the official language of Tibet was Chinese.
Where is Mandarin Chinese spoken the most?
Mandarin Chinese is most widely spoken in northern and southwestern China. But the most common language in Hong Kong and Macau is Cantonese. Similarly, Mandarin is not the only language of Taiwan.
Is Tibetan taught in Tibet?
In much of Tibet, primary school education is conducted either primarily or entirely in Standard Tibetan. In middle schools, classes are taught in both Tibetan and Mandarin Chinese.
What percentage of the world speaks Mandarin Chinese?
According to the 2011 census, Mandarin is spoken by 47.8\% of the population, with 1.4 percent as a first language and 46.5 percent as a second language. If you know 1000 commonly used characters, you will recognize 90\% of the characters in Chinese newspapers.
How many languages are spoken in China?
There are as many as 292 living languages in China. The languages that are most commonly spoken belong to the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family, which contains Mandarin (spoken natively by 70\% of the population), and other Chinese varieties.
What is the most spoken language in Singapore?
Singaporean Mandarin is predominantly spoken as the native language by the greatest number of Singaporeans, with 1.2 million speaking it as their mother tongue.
What is the official language of Taiwan?
Mandarin is the official national language and is spoken by the vast majority of the population of Taiwan. It has been the primary language of instruction in schools since the end of Japanese rule. As in Hong Kong and Macau, Traditional Chinese is used as the writing system in Taiwan.