A language of India

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

11,600 in India (2011 census). Total users in all countries: 12,050.


Himachal Pradesh state: Lahaul Spiti district, lower Chandra, Rangloi, and Tinan valleys; Gondhla is main village.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).


None known. 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], Pattani [lae]. Used as L2 by Kullu Pahari [kfx].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: High. Radio. NT: 2017.


Devanagari script [Deva]. Tibetan script [Tibt].

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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