The Tibetan language is actually several languages, each with specific dialects and sub-dialects and spoken by over 5 million people, mostly in the Chinese Tibetan regions. Not considered a world major language, Tibetan is still important since many business owners do business of many kinds with the Tibetan and Chinese cultures. The most common Tibetan language is Standard Tibetan, spoken by the majority of Tibetan speakers in the world.
Although Chinese is the language most used in Tibetan and Chinese schools, Tibetan is another language used for some educational and many religious classes and materials. Sadly, Tibetan is slowly but surely being replaced by other major world languages, such as English, Chinese, Hindi, and Urdu. This is primarily due to the fact that so many outside influences are changing the culture altogether, and much is being done by the experts to attempt to preserve both the Tibetan language and cultures today.
If you are planning a Tibetan language project, please let us know so that we can ensure the proper dialect. Most projects are completed using the Standard Tibetan version of the language, but if something else is needed we can make arrangements. In addition, for RUSH orders please let us know with as much advance notice as possible so that we can ensure the suitability and quality of your project.