L1 users: 300 (Breton 1997).
Himachal Pradesh state: Kinnaur district; Uttarakhand state: Uttarkashi district, Harsil subdistrict, Jadang and Nilang villages in Jad Ganga gorges.
None known. Reportedly similar to Spiti Bhoti [spt].
Does not have pronominalization found in other languages of the area.
Garhwali [gbm] learned together with Jad. Code switching and code mixing common. Uncertain whether stable bilingualism will continue or whether Jad will be replaced by Garhwali [gbm] or Hindi [hin]. Home, community. All ages. Negative attitudes. Also use Central Tibetan [bod], Garhwali [gbm], Hindi [hin].