Tinani

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Gondhla, Gondla, Lahauli, Lahouli, Lahuli, Rangloi, Teenan, Tinan Lahuli
Population

22,600 in India (2001). Population total all countries: 23,050.

Location

Himachal Pradesh, Lahul and Spiti subdivisions, lower Chandra, Tinan, and Rangloi valleys. Gondhla is main village. Also in China.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Pattani [lae]. Lexical similarity: 63%–56% with Pattani [lae], 32%–37% with Bunan [bfu], 21% with the Spiti [spt] and Stod [sbu] varieties of central Tibetan [bod], 62% with Tandi village, 34% with Shumcho [scu], 32% with Jangshung [jna], 31% with Kanauri and Sunam [ssk], 13% with Tibetan [bod].

Language Use

Home, village, infrequently in religion. Also use Hindi [hin] or Pattani [lae].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: High. Radio programs. Bible portions: 1908–1915.
Writing
Devanagari script. Tibetan script.
Other Comments

Lahuli applies to Lahul inhabitants; Spiti refers primarily to a place. Not a tight linguistic designation. Well educated. Buddhist, Hindu.

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