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 state: Kinnaur district, Morang sub-district, Nesang village in upper Kinnauri Sutlej river basin; Puh sub-district, Puh village; possibly Charang and Kuno 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, Hindu.

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