Lahuli–Spiti language

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]

Bhoti Kinnauri and Tukpa (Nesang) may also belong here.


  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; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lahauli–Spiti". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: 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

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