Tibetan language facts for kids

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Standard Tibetan
lha-sa'i skad
Native to China (Tibet), Nepal, India
Native speakers 1.3 million  (1990 census)
ca. 5 million of broader Tibetan
Language family
  • (Tibeto-Burman)
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodish
        • Tibetic
          • Central Tibetan
            • Standard Tibetan
Early forms:
Old Tibetan
  • Classical Tibetan
    • Standard Tibetan
Writing system Tibetan alphabet
Tibetan Braille
Official status
Official language in Tibet Autonomous Region
Regulated by Committee for the Standardisation of the Tibetan Language

The Tibetan language is a language from the Himalayan region. It is the language of the Tibetan people. It is spoken in Tibet, parts of China, northern Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan, and Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Ladakh in India. Tibetan is an old language that has been spoken for many centuries. Tibetan has many dialects. People who speak different dialects often cannot easily communicate with each other orally. The Tibetan written language is not known by most Tibetans and is not taught in many Tibetan areas.bn:তিব্বতি ভাষা

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