Lahuli–Spiti languages

Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
30,000 (1996–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
sbu  Stod Bhoti
spt  Spiti Bhoti, Nyam
cna  Changthang
nes  Bhoti Kinnauri
tpq  Tukpa
jda  Jad
Glottolog laha1255[2]

The Lahuli–Spiti languages or Western Innovative Tibetan languages are a subgroup of the Tibetic languages spoken in the Lahaul and Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh, India. They are more closely related to Standard Tibetan than to the neighboring Ladakhi–Balti languages spoken further north.

According to Tournadre (2005),[3] the Lahuli–Spiti languages include:

  • Lahuli (Stod Bhoti)
  • Spiti
  • Nyamkat
  • Changthang

Bhoti Kinnauri and Tukpa (Nesang) may also belong here.


  1. Stod Bhoti at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Spiti Bhoti, Nyam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Changthang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Bhoti Kinnauri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Tukpa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Jad at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lahauli–Spiti". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. N. Tournadre (2005) "L'aire linguistique tibétaine et ses divers dialectes." Lalies, 2005, n°25, p. 7–56

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