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Ladakhi

 

(Ladakhis, Ladaki, Ladakis), a people living in Ladakh in the northeastern part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Population, more than 56,000 (1971 census).

In anthropological terms, the Ladakhi are Mongoloids. The Ladakhi language is related to the Sino-Tibetan family. The religion of the majority of the Ladakhi is Lamaism. The La-dakhi’s livelihood comes mostly from agriculture in the river valleys and livestock raising in the mountainous regions. Until the middle of the 20th century, the transit trade between India and such Central Asian countries as China, Mongolia, and Tibet played an important role in the economy of the Ladakhi. They led caravans and owned the trans-shipping points. The material culture of the Ladakhi is similar to that of the Tibetans. Social relations remain feudal and feudal-patriarchal. Alongside monogamy, fraternal polyandry is somewhat common. The land and other property is inherited by the eldest son.

REFERENCES

Narody Iuzhnoi Azii. Moscow, 1963.
Rustamov, U. A. Sovremennyi Kashmir: Ocherki istorii, ekonomiki i kul’tury. Tashkent, 1960.

IU. I. ZHURAVLEV

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Sometimes the priest brought it; sometimes a Ladakhi trader, lodging in the village, and anxious to get merit, trudged up the path; but, more often, it was the woman who had cooked the meal overnight; and she would murmur, hardly above her breath.
I come as Ladakhi trader - oh, anything - and I say to you: "You want to buy precious stones?" You say: "Do I look like a man who buys precious stones?" Then I say: "Even verree poor man can buy a turquoise or tarkeean." '
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And finally, Sonam Wangchuk of India, for his "uniquely, systematic, collaborative and community-driven reform of learning systems in remote northern India, thus improving the life opportunities of Ladakhi youth, and his constructive engagement of all sectors in local society to harness science and culture creatively for economic progress, thus setting an example for minority peoples in the world."
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IANS Manila A Mumbai-based doctor, who set up a rehabilitation foundation to rescue mentally-ill persons living on the streets, along with a widely known Ladakhi engineer and education reformist, are among the six personalities named for this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award.