Lahuli-Spiti language

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Spiti Bhoti
Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
20,000–25,000  (1996–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
spt – Spiti Bhoti, Nyam
jda – Jad
sbu – Stod Bhoti
cna – Changthang

Lahuli–Spiti is a Tibetan language spoken in India. It is closer to Standard Tibetan than it is to Ladakhi, which is also spoken in the area.

Dialects are:[2]

Lahuli (Stod Bhoti), Spiti, Nyamkat, Changthang

Changthang is ethnically distinct, but intelligible with Stod Bhoti.


  1. ^ Spiti Bhoti, Nyam at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Jad at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Stod Bhoti at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Changthang at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ N. Tournadre (2005) "L'aire linguistique tibétaine et ses divers dialectes." Lalies, 2005, n°25, p. 7–56 [1]