|Jammu and Kashmir (India), Gilgit-Baltistan (Pakistan)|
The Ladakhi–Balti languages or Western Archaic Tibetan languages are a subgroup of the Tibetic languages spoken in Jammu and Kashmir, India and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The lects lack mutual intelligibility and are considered separate languages by their speakers. The grouping includes:
- Ladakhi, including (Jammu and Kashmir)
- Zangskari (Jammu and Kashmir)
- Purki (Jammu and Kashmir)
- Balti (Gilgit-Baltistan)
Proto-Western Tibetan has been reconstructed by Backstrom (1994).
- List of Proto-Western Tibetan reconstructions (Wiktionary)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Western Archaic Tibetan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Backstrom, Peter Charles (1994). A phonological reconstruction of Proto-Western Tibetan (MA thesis). Arlington, Texas: University of Texas at Arlington.