Spitian is a tribal community settled in the regions of Lahaul and Spiti District
, Himachal Pradesh
. They are believed to be an offshoot of the Samvegala community. They were migrated from Jammu and Kashmir
Spitians use a distinct language, known as Swang, for communication. They follow a system of joint families. Professionally they are farmers, and consider themselves in the Shaiva sect of Hinduism.