Street Children and Language in Nepal

Shanta Maharjan


The issue of street children is a not new phenomena and just new problem in Nepal. There are many causes and influencing factors that is helping to be a street child. The culture of pushing and pulling factors are playing an important role to increase in number of street children. We have so many reasons like family violence, abusing, discrimination, modernization, urbanization, and political conflict, lack of proper care and lack of law implementation for street children. Street children are the most vulnerable and they are in high risk situation. They are exploiting from national and global people in the street and they are treating a Khate which is low and chip language. 99% of them are physically and psychologically abused from people in Nepal (NAOSC, 2005). That means they are highly abuse by many people and highly risk from people in Nepal. However, this article highlights some hidden points of street situation, their languages in the street. It also talks about feeling of street children that how they are working and facing problems in the street.

Keywords: Street children, discrimination, abuse, risk behaviors, conflict, street language

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