Kinnauri, Bhoti

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Bhotea of Upper Kinnauri, Bod-Skad, Bud-Kat, Myamkat, Myamskad, Nyamkat, Nyamskad, Puh, Sangs-Rgyas, Sangyas
Population

6,790 (2000 USCWM).

Location

Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur district, Morang tahsil, upper Kinnauri Sutlej river basin where it becomes Spiti river, Morang tahsil, Nesang village, Puh tahsil, Puh village. Possibly in Kuno, Charang villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. May be more than 1 language. Lexical similarity: 71% with Tukpa [tpq], 63% with Mane village, 59% with Darcha village, 54% with Tibetan [bod].

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Traditional religion, Buddhist (Lamaist), Hindu.