Changthang language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Native toChina, India, Pakistan
RegionTibet, Ladakh, Baltistan
Native speakers
10,000 (2000)[1]
Tibetan script, Arabic Script
Language codes
ISO 639-3cna

Changthang Skad, also known as Byangskat or Upper Ladakhi, (Ladakhi: ཆངཐང་སཀད) is a dialect of Ladakhi language spoken in a Changthang region on the border of Tibet, Ladakh and Baltistan. Speakers identify ethnically with the Ladakhi, but mutual intellibility of the languages is not high. A few speakers can also be found in the Baltistan region of Pakistan.[2]


  1. ^ Changthang at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018) closed access
  2. ^ "Language of Pakistan Official National Provincial Regional Local Languages in Pak".