|Native to||China (Tibet), Nepal, India|
|(1.3 million cited 1990 census)|
ca. 5 million of broader Tibetan
Official language in
|Tibet Autonomous Region|
|Regulated by||Committee for the Standardisation of the Tibetan Language|
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.
- Tibetan: བོད་ཡིག་བརྡ་ཚད་ལྡན་དུ་སྒྱུར་བའི་ལ ས་དོན་ཨུ་ཡོན་ལྷན་ཁང་གིས་བསྒྲིགས