Brokskat

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Brokpa, Brokpa of Dah-Hanu, Dokskat, Kyango, Minaro
Population

10,000 (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001).

Location

Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Kargil districts along Indus river; northern Kashmir, Garkhon area, including Darchiks, Chulichan, Gurgurdo, Batalik, and Dah villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Also use Ladakhi [lbj].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 56% (2001 census). Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Balti script [Qaab].

Other Comments

Broq-pa is a Scheduled Tribe. A very divergent variety of Shina [scl]. It is the oldest surviving member of the ancient Dardic language. Buddhist, Muslim, traditional religion.

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