Zangskari

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Zanskari, Zaskari
Population

12,000 (2000).

Location

Jammu and Kashmir, Zaskar mountains; south end of Kargil district, between the Himalayas and Indus river valley, next to Leh-Ladakhi and Kargil-Purik areas.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. 73%–81% intelligibility of Leh Ladakhi [lbj] with high standard deviation indicating some acquired intelligibility; 90% intelligibility of Stod Bhoti [sbu] of Darcha village.

Language Use

Also use Ladakhi [lbj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Speakers in Ladakh [lbj] have highest rate. Bible portions: 1945–1951.
Writing

Tibetan script [Tibt].

Other Comments

Buddhist.