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 The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul. The district was formed in 1960. Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass (altitude 4,551 m; 14,931 ft) is the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. It is 21 km from Chandra Tal. This district is connected to Manali through the Rohtang Pass. To the south, Spiti ends 24 km from Tabo, at the Sumdo where the road enters Kinnaur and joins with National Highway No. 22. The language, culture, and populations of Lahaul and Spiti are closely related. Generally the Lahaulis are of Tibetan and Indo-Aryan Hindu descent, while the Spiti Bhot are more similar to the Tibetans, owing to their proximity to Tibet. Most of the Lahaulis follow a combination of Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism of the Drukpa Kagyu order, while…

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Himachal Pradesh is a multicultural as well as multilingual state like many other Indian states. Some of the most commonly spoken languages are Hindi and Pahari. Pahari is a language spoken by more than ten million people spreading from Nepal through Himachal Pradesh , Poonch, Rajouri, and Uri of the J&K state, Pakistan administered Kashmir, through out in the North Pakistan ,up to the river Indus and Chitral, is one of most ancient languages spoken in central and south Asia. But today we will only share “7 facts about Himachali Pahari that every Himachali must know” 1. The Pahari language is divided into three forms. These are Northern Pahari, Eastern Pahari and Western Pahari. Western Pahari is also called Himachali Pahari and many languages comes under this form. 2.  Dogri, one of the Himachali Pahari languages, is recognized as one of the  national languages of India in the Indian constitution. It has 5 million…

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