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Sino-Tibetan languages

The Sino-Tibetan or Trans-Himalayan languages, form a language family. This includes Chinese and the Tibeto-Burman languages and some 250 languages of East Asia. Kra-Dai languages and Hmong–Mien languages are also sometimes included. The largest language within this family are the Chinese languages by far with over 1.3 billion native speakers. It is also the one with the oldest writing hanzi going back to the Jiahu symbols in 6600 BC. All these languages descend from a single proto-language. People are still working on what this sounded like.


Karen languages

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Tibeto-Burman languages

The Tibeto-Burman family of languages is spoken in various central and south Asian countries, including Myanmar, Tibet, northern Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, parts of central China, northern parts of Nepal, north-eastern parts of Bangladesh, Bhutan, western Pakistan, and various regions of India. The subfamily includes approximately 350 languages; Burmese has the most speakers approximately 32 million. Approximately 8 million Tibetans and related peoples speak one of several related Tibetan dialects or languages.


Gan language

Gan is the language of Jiangxi and some others provinces in China. It is spoken by 20 to 50 million people in southern China. Gan has 9 dialects, and Nangchang dialect is representative.



Population 102.000 in Jammu and Kashmir. Population includes 29.800 to 33.300 Shamma. Population total all countries: 114.000. Region Maqbuza Kashmir, Ladakh District, 250 villages and hamlets. Also spoken in China. Alternate names Ladaphi, Ladhakhi, Ladak, Ladwags Dialects Leh Central Ladakhi, Shamma, Nubra Ladakhi. Perhaps 30% to 40% intelligibility of Tibetan. Leh is used as the medium of communication. Leh speakers understand Zangskari and Changthang at more than 90% on recorded text tests. Not known if speakers of all dialects understand Leh well. Leh is in Leh and surrounding areas. ...


Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese or simply Mandarin ; simplified Chinese: 官话 ; traditional Chinese: 官話 ; pinyin: Guānhuà ; literally: "speech of officials") is the language of government and education of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, with the notable exceptions of Hong Kong and Macau where a local dialect of Chinese called Cantonese is more often used. Mandarin is one of five major regional languages of China. It spreads wider than any other regional variety, from the whole northern part of China to Yunnan Province in the southwest corner of China. In that big area there are many regional differenc ...


Tibetan language

The Tibetan language is a language spoken in Tibet, a region of China. It is one of the main Han–Tibetan languages. It is also spoken in other parts of the Himalaya region, including northern Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and India Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Ladakh. It has been spoken for many centuries since at least the 6th century, possibly earlier. 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.