Stod Bhoti

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Lahul Bhoti, Stod, Stod-Kad, Tod, Tod-Kad
Population

L1 users: 2,500 (1996).

Location

Himachal Pradesh state: Lahul region, Khoksar, upper Mayar, and Stod valleys.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Stod (Kolong), Khoksar (Khoksar Bhoti), Mayar (Mayar Bhoti, Mayari). 85% intelligibility of Stod Bhoti by Khoksar, 75% by Mayar, 62% of Khoksar by Mayar, 95% of Khoksar by Stod Bhoti. Lexical similarity: 74% with Spiti Bhoti [spt].

Language Use

Home, community, religion. Positive attitudes. Many also use Hindi [hin], for trade and education. Many speak Hindi but are less proficient than those in other Lahul communities.

Language Development
Desire for literacy in Stod Bhoti.
Writing

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

Other Comments

Buddhist.

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