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Ladakhi old man.jpg
Ladakhi man at Shey Monastery, Leh
Regions with significant populations
India (Ladakh)15,000 (2011)[1]
China (Tibet)12,000 (1995)[2]
Pakistan (Baltistan)900 (2019)[3][4]
Ladakhi language
Buddhism symbol.PNG Buddhism
Om.svg Hinduism
Star and Crescent.svg Shia Islam
Related ethnic groups
Tibetan people, Balti people, other Tibetic peoples

Ladakhis or Ladakhi people or Ladakspa are an ethnic group and first-language speakers of the Ladakhi language living in the Ladakh region in the northernmost part of Jammu Kashmir and Tibet in China.[5][6] A small number of Ladakhis are also found in Baltistan, Pakistan.[7]



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  1. ^ "Ladakhi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Ladakhi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  3. ^ Counted as Bodh people
  4. ^ "Bodh (Buddhist traditions) in Pakistan". Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  5. ^ Singh, Mugdha; Sarkar, Anujit; Kumar, Devinder; Nandineni, Madhusudan R. (6 February 2020). "The genetic affinities of Gujjar and Ladakhi populations of India". Scientific Reports. 10 (1): 2055. Bibcode:2020NatSR..10.2055S. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-59061-9. ISSN 2045-2322. PMC 7005309. PMID 32029844.
  6. ^ "Ladakhi". Ethnologue. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  7. ^ Project, Joshua. "Bodh (Buddhist traditions) in Pakistan". Retrieved 31 December 2022.