Definition of Ladakhi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ləˈdɑːki/

noun (plural Ladakhis)

1A native or inhabitant of Ladakh.
Example sentences
  • Traditional Ladakhi compost toilets used no water, and rural Ladakhis knew that such a scarce resource must be used carefully.
  • Furthermore, she says, ‘one of the lessons that any foreigner working here learns is don't try and come in and tell the Ladakhis what to do.
  • The changes wrought on the Ladakhis over the last few decades, she says now, ‘brought them a great sense of cultural inferiority.
2 [mass noun] The language of Ladakh, a dialect of Tibetan.


Relating to Ladakh, the Ladakhis, or their language.
Example sentences
  • Maulana Umar Gotu Nadwi, Imam of Jama Masjid Leh and Llam Konchu Pandey, an expert in Ladakhi language, are putting in their joint effort towards this.
  • A few hours later after a long dizzying climb up a goat path, we sat together over a simple feast of tea and piping hot ground-wheat Ladakhi bread spread with butter and local apricot jam.
  • At 3700m, Prinkiti is a low pass by Ladakhi standards.


The name in Ladakhi.

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