By By ANNE DE PARIS and ANTHONY NGUYENAPHA Associated Press Nepali Prime Minister Pranab Mukherjee has asked the government to adopt an alternate spelling for his country’s official name.
The Nepali government has asked for a spell checker program to determine whether Nepali is the correct spelling of Sanskrit, a language that has a long history of conflict with its central rival India.
Mukherjee on Monday said the spelling should be “satya.”
The government said it has also asked the International Monetary Fund to help with the effort.
The official government name of Nepal is Saravaksha.