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Dzongkha - in Bhutanese script.svg
The word "Dzongkha" in Jôyi, a Bhutanese form of the Uchen script
Native toBhutan
Native speakers
171,080 (2013)[1]
Total speakers: 640,000[2]
Early forms
Tibetan alphabet
Dzongkha Braille
Official status
Official language in
Regulated byDzongkha Development Commission
Language codes
ISO 639-1dz
ISO 639-2dzo
ISO 639-3dzoinclusive code
Individual codes:
lya – Laya
luk – Lunana
adp – Adap
Dzongkha native language districts.svg
Districts of Bhutan in which the Dzongkha language is spoken natively are highlighted in yellow.
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Dzongkha or Bhutanese (རྫོང་ཁ་, [dzoŋkʰa]), is the national language of Bhutan.

References[change | change source]

  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?". Retrieved 2018-03-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nuclear Dzongkhic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Cite uses deprecated parameter |chapterurl= (help)