About Tibetan Language

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1 Countries
1.1 Countries
China, Nepal
1.2 Total No. Of Countries
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1.3 National Language
Nepal, Tibet
1.4 Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.5 Speaking Continents
1.6 Minority Language
China, India, Nepal
1.7 Regulated By
Committee for the Standardisation of the Tibetan Language
1.8 Interesting Facts
  • Tibetan dialects vary alot, so it's difficult for tibetans to understand each other if they are not from same area.
  • Tibetan is tonal with six tones in all: short low, long low, high falling, low falling, short high, long high.
1.9 Similar To
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1.10 Derived From
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2 Alphabets
2.1 Alphabets in
2.2 Alphabets
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2.3 Phonology
2.3.1 How Many Vowels
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Rank: 2 (Overall)
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2.3.2 How Many Consonants
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Rank: 20 (Overall)
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2.4 Scripts
Tibetan alphabet, Tibetan Braille
2.5 Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
2.6 Hard to Learn
2.6.1 Language Levels
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2.6.2 Time Taken to Learn
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24 weeks
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3 Greetings
3.1 Hello
བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས། (tashi delek)
3.2 Thank You
ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེ་། (tujay-chay)
3.3 How Are You?
ཁྱེད་རང་སྐུ་གཇུགས་བདེ་པོ་ཡིན་པས། (kayrang kusu debo yimbay?)
3.4 Good Night
གཟིམ་ལཇག་གནང་དགོས་། (sim-jah nahng-go)
3.5 Good Evening
3.6 Good Afternoon
3.7 Good Morning
སྔ་དྲོ་བདེ་ལེགས། (nga-to delek)
3.8 Please
thu-je zig / ku-chee.
3.9 Sorry
ཀོང་དགས་། (gawn-da)
3.10 Bye
ག་ལེར་ཕེབས་། (kha-leh phe)
3.11 I Love You
ང་ཁྱེད་རང་ལ་དགའ་པོ་ཡོད་ (nga kayrâng-la gawpo yö)
3.12 Excuse Me
དགོངས་དག བཟོད་དུ་གསོལ། ཐུགས་རྗེ་གཟིགས།
4 Dialects
4.1 Dialect 1
Central Tibetan
4.1.1 Where They Speak
China, India, Nepal
4.1.2 How Many People Speak
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4.2 Dialect 2
Khams Tibetan
4.2.1 Where They Speak
Bhutan, China
4.2.2 How Many People Speak
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4.3 Dialect 3
Amdo Tibetan
4.3.1 Where They Speak
4.3.2 How Many People Speak
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4.4 Total No. Of Dialects
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5 How Many People Speak
5.1 How Many People Speak?
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1.20 million
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5.2 Speaking Population
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5.3 Native Speakers
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1.20 million
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5.3.1 Second Language Speakers
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5.3.2 Native Name
བོད་སྐད་ (pö-gay)
5.3.3 Alternative Names
Bhotia, Dbus, Dbusgtsang, Phoke, Tibetan, U, Wei, Weizang, Zang
5.3.4 French Name
5.3.5 German Name
5.4 Pronunciation
Not Available
5.5 Ethnicity
tibetan people
6 History
6.1 Origin
c. 650
6.2 Language Family
Sino-Tibetan Family
6.2.1 Subgroup
6.2.2 Branch
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6.3 Language Forms
6.3.1 Early Forms
Old Tibetan, Classical Tibetan
6.3.2 Standard Forms
Standard Tibetan
6.3.3 Language Position
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6.3.4 Signed Forms
Tibetan Sign Language
6.4 Scope
Not Available
7 Code
7.1 ISO 639 1
7.2 ISO 639 2
7.2.1 ISO 639 2/T
7.2.2 ISO 639 2/B
7.3 ISO 639 3
7.4 ISO 639 6
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7.5 Glottocode
7.6 Linguasphere
No data Available
7.7 Types of Language
7.7.1 Language Type
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7.7.2 Language Linguistic Typology
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7.7.3 Language Morphological Typology
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Know Alphabets in Tibetan

When you start learning to write in any language the Alphabets form a skeleton of any language. Let's talk About Tibetan Language, where you will learn the number of letter in Tibetan Alphabets. Every language has its own set of alphabets or characters so it is necessary to know alphabets in Tibetan. Tibetan phonology gives Tibetan vowels and Tibetan consonants. There are 5 vowels and 30 consonants in Tibetan language. Based upon the number of alphabet, vowels and consonants in the language we can check if Tibetan is one of the Most Difficult Languages. All about Tibetan language is given in detail in this section.

All Tibetan countries

Want to explore all Tibetan countries? About Tibetan language serves you with all Tibetan Speaking Countries. Countries that use Tibetan as official language are called as Tibetan countries.

  • Countries that use Tibetan as their National Language are: Nepal, Tibet.

Second language indicates to any language which the person learns in addition to first or native language.

  • Countries that use Tibetan as second language are: Tibetan is not spoken as second language in any of the countries.

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Learn Tibetan greetings

Languages are used by every human being to communicate. And communication begins with the greetings. First step to form any interaction is to learn Tibetan Greetings. Whenever you are travelling to new country where in you don’t know the local language of that country then you should at least be familiar with some greetings to start any formal or informal conversion. When we talk about Tibetan language, we are always interested in learning useful phrases in Tibetan language.Learn Tibetan greetings that can be used in formal situations:

  • Hello: བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས། (tashi delek)
  • Thank you: ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེ་། (tujay-chay)
  • Good Morning: སྔ་དྲོ་བདེ་ལེགས། (nga-to delek)
  • Good Evening: དགོང་དྲོ་བདེ་ལེགས།
  • Good Afternoon: ཉིན་གུང་བདེ་ལེགས།

All Tibetan Language Codes

Get to know all Tibetan language codes here. There are several languages spoken all over the world where in most of the languages have alternate names which come from diverse sources. All Tibetan Language Codes are assigned with unique code. There is usually two or three letters code for each language. In most of the applications, these language codes are used where it is tedious to use language names.

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