Tibet Dialects as Defined by Factors


  • Chenzhang Ye Shenzhen Middle School




Tibet, Tibetan languages, dialects, minority languages


Tibetan dialects are an essential part of the cultural heritage of the Tibetan people, reflecting local distinct identities and historical development. However, these unique dialects are facing threats of extinction due to various political, cultural, and historical factors. This paper explores the significance of endangered Tibetan dialects and presents arguments on the severity of Tibetan language preservation. Drawing from existing research and scholarly work, this paper aims to shed light on the confusing status of Tibetan dialects: whether or not they require immediate attention and severity in Linguists’ recognition.


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How to Cite

Ye, C. (2023). Tibet Dialects as Defined by Factors. Journal of Student Research, 12(4). https://doi.org/10.47611/jsrhs.v12i4.5724



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