Zangskari language

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Zangskari
Zanskari, Zaskari, Zangs-dkar, Z’angkar
Native toIndia
RegionZanskar, Ladakh
Native speakers
[1]
Tibetan script, Arabic script
Language codes
ISO 639-3zau
Glottologzang1248
ELPZangskari

Zangskari (Zanskari, Zaskari) is a dialect of Ladakhi language. Zangskari is an endangered Tibetic language. It is mostly spoken in Zanskar in the union territory of Ladakh, India, and also by Buddhists in the upper reaches of Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh, and Paddar, Jammu and Kashmir.[2] It is written using the Tibetan script.[3]

Zangskari is divided into four homogeneous groups, namely Oot (Stod) or Upper Zanskari spoken along the Doda River, Zhung (Gžun) or Central Zanskari mostly spoken in the Padum valley, Sham (Gšam) or Lower Zanskari spoken along the lower portions of Zanskar River and lastly Lungnak (Luŋnag) along the upper Zanskar River region.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zangskari at Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021)
  2. ^ Beek, Martijn van Pirie, Fernanda (2008). Modern Ladakh : anthropological perspectives on continuity and change. Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-16713-1. OCLC 896146052.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Zangskari". Script Source. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ Mark Turin; Bettina Zeisler (2011). Himalayan Languages and Linguistics: Studies in Phonology, Semantics, Morphology and Syntax. BRILL. p. 243. ISBN 978-9004194489.

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