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EtymologyEdit

From རྒྱ (rgya, expanse, empire) +‎ སྐད (skad, language). The first part may be an abbreviation for either རྒྱ་ནག (rgya nag, China) or རྒྱ་གར (rgya gar, India).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

རྒྱ་སྐད (rgya skad)

  1. Mandarin Chinese
  2. Hindi

Usage notesEdit

The meaning of this term must be determined from context. It generally refers to Mandarin when used by Tibetan speakers in China and to Hindi when used by Tibetan speakers in India.