Dzongkha

Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Bhutan

Dzongkha or Bhutanese (རྫོང་ཁ་, [dzoŋkʰa]), is the national language of Bhutan.

Dzongkha
Bhutanese
རྫོང་ཁ་
Dzongkha - in Bhutanese script.svg
The word "Dzongkha" in Jôyi, a Bhutanese form of the Uchen script
Native to Bhutan
 China
 India


Bhutan, Xizong, Northern (Tibetan)Nepal Part
EthnicityBhutanese
Native speakers
171,080 (2013)[1]
Total speakers: 640,000[2]
Sino-Tibetan
Early forms
Dialects
Tibetan alphabet
Dzongkha Braille
Official status
Official language in
 Bhutan
Regulated byDzongkha Development Commission
Language codes
ISO 639-1dz
ISO 639-2dzo
ISO 639-3dzo – inclusive code
Individual codes:
lya – Laya
luk – Lunana
adp – Adap
Glottolognucl1307
Linguasphere70-AAA-bf
Dzongkha native language districts.svg
Districts of Bhutan in which the Dzongkha language is spoken natively are highlighted in yellow.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Dzongkha at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Laya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Lunana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Adap at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. "How many people speak Dzongkha?". languagecomparison.com. Retrieved 2018-03-15.