Ladakhi (ladakhspa) Bible

Ladakhi (ladakhspa) Bible

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Ladakhi (ladakhspa) Bible

The Ladakhi language (Tibetan: ལ་དྭགས་སྐད་, Wylie: La-dwags skad), also called Bhoti or Bodhi, is a Tibetic language spoken in the Ladakh union territory of India. It is the predominant language in the Buddhist-dominated district of Leh of the Union territory of Ladakh. Though a member of the Tibetic family, Ladakhi is not mutually intelligible with Standard Tibetan. Ladakhi has approximately 30,000 speakers in India, and perhaps 20,000 speakers in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, mostly in the Qiangtang region. Ladakhi has several dialects: Lehskat after Leh, where it is spoken; Shamskat, spoken in the northwest of Leh; Stotskat, spoken in the Indus valley and which is tonal unlike the others; and Nubra, spoken in the north of Leh. It is a distinct language from the related Purigi and Balti spoken in the adjacent Kargil district.