Formiko wrote:No, but Chinese is every where. It's almost as if China allows them their "cute little language", as long as they realize that Chinese is king. While you probably can't kill the spoken language, it was rare to find a young person (less than 30 yrs old) who spoke Tibetan BETTER than Chinese. Everyone spoke Tibetan, but it seemed like those days are numbered. Parents will most likely teach their kids only Chinese. (I'm sorry, I don't remember which dialect.I'm assuming everyone spoke Mandarin)
I can understand the Chinese idea of having everyone communicating in one language, but that tends to kill the 'lesser' languages. Just like the N.A. languages in the wake of English!
Why can't everyone be like, say, the Europeans and just learn a few languages!