The Bota or Boto people are a tribal community found in Union territory of Ladakh. They are the third largest tribal community after Gujjars and Bakarwals in Jammu and Kashmir. According to 2011 Census of India, their population stands at 91,495. They have a male to female sex ratio of 1020 and child sex ratio of 957. They boast a literacy rate of 70.3, which is higher than state tribal literacy rate of 50.6. Bots primarily follow Buddhism.
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