from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of Jammu and Kashmir in India and Pakistan on the border of China. The site of a Tibetan kingdom during the 17th century, it was annexed by the maharajah of Jammu in 1834.

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  • proper n. A predominately Buddhist area of Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • proper n. A region in the north-eastern part of the disputed territories of Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir and the Northern Areas of Baltistan.


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  • Tibetan culture has been well preserved in Ladakh while it is fast being swamped by Han Chinese immigration into neighboring Tibet.

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  • He said that due to the weak foreign policy of the UPA Govt, China objects to construction of roads or airport in Ladakh, which is a serious matter.

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  • Himalayan plateau called Ladakh one summer, I was stopped in my tracks by the sight of a black-necked crane flying across a still blue lake.

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  • The statement gave no details about how the foreigners had been affected but August is peak tourist season in Ladakh, which is largely inaccessible during the harsh winter.

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  • The frothy river flows through the spectacular Zanskar canyon of Ladakh, which is often hailed by locals as the Grand Canyon of Asia. News Feed

  • In places like Ladakh, which is a desert, instead of snow they're getting rain ... leading to flash floods, the washing away of villages, washing away of entire settlements.


  • It is the duty of every elected government to take care of the needs and demands of the people living in all the regions and the State Govt has vitually failed to extend some additional funds or mega projects for Ladakh which is contrary to Govt claims.

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  • Why does Pakistan not talk about the 38,000 square kilometers in Ladakh which is under dispute with the People's Republic of China?

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  • Leh, Aug. 17: Less than two weeks ago the word 'Ladakh' evoked images of a spectacular wind-swept land of an unmatched beauty nestling amongst the great Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River Valley. News Feed

  • And, to go to certain parts of India such as Ladakh, Vaishno Devi temple Andaman and Nicobar Islands, additional permits are required. News Feed


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