Lahuli–Spiti language

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Spiti Bhoti
Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
30,000 (1996–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
spt – Spiti Bhoti, Nyam
jda – Jad
sbu – Stod Bhoti
cna – Changthang
nes – Bhoti Kinnauri
tpq – Tukpa
Glottolog laha1255[2]

Lahuli–Spiti is a small group of Tibetic languages spoken in Lahaul and Spiti region of India. It is more closely related to Standard Tibetan than it is to the neighboring Ladakhi, which is spoken to the north in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Tournadre (2005), the dialects of Lahuli–Spiti are:[3]

  • Lahuli (Stod Bhoti)
  • Spiti
  • Nyamkat
  • Changthang

Bhoti Kinnauri and Tukpa (Nesang) may also belong here.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Spiti Bhoti, Nyam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Jad at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Stod Bhoti at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Changthang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Bhoti Kinnauri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Tukpa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lahauli–Spiti". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ N. Tournadre (2005) "L'aire linguistique tibétaine et ses divers dialectes." Lalies, 2005, n°25, p. 7–56 [1]