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The Changpa tribe has only _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ people.

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Hint: The Changpa is a semi-nomadic tribe full of Tibetan people. Usually they are found in the cold desert of Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir. The same tribe used to live in Tibet, back when it had autonomy but unfortunately after China took over Tibet, this tribe has to flee the country.

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eighty nine. Their language, customs and ethnicity are different from Ladakhi but before they were counted as the subgroup of the Ladakhi people. The Changpa tribe come to Changthang market whenever they want to trade and earn money. Due to a lack of educational institutions where they live they send their children to the market area for studying, they educate them in Tibetan schools. Most of the Changpa tribe people perform pastoralism, which means that they raise goats and sheep.They use the fleece of the goats and sheep they raise to produce pashmina products. Phalpa are the people from the Changpa tribe who live a nomadic life whereas the Chanpa tribe people who settle down in a permanent location are known as Fangpa. Nono is the ruling nobility of the Changpa tribe. They follow Tibetan Buddhism and speak a dialect of Tibetan known as Changskhat. Highly prized and pedigreed Changra goats are raised by the Changpa tribe. These goats are responsible for producing the highly prized, valuable and rare Pashmina wool also known as Cashmere wool. These goats are raised for their meat but instead raised to obtain the Pashmina fibre from them. For them this is the main means of earning a livelihood.

Hence, the correct answer is option (C).

Note: The livelihood Changpa tribe faces a major threat due to the India-China border dispute. Due to this border tensions the area that is used by goats for grazing has to be vacated and the goats are pushed to a lower region which resulted in the death of thousands of kids.