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Sikkimese language

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Sikkimese
Drenjongke
འབྲས་ལྗོངས་སྐད་
'bras ljongs skad
RegionSikkim, Nepal (Mechi Zone), Bhutan
EthnicitySikkimese
Native speakers
70,000 (2001)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Tibetan script
Official status
Official language in
 India
Language codes
ISO 639-3sip
Glottologsikk1242
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Sikkimese (འབྲས་ལྗོངས་སྐད་) is a Tibetic languages spoken by the Sikkimese people in Sikkim, India, and northeast Nepal. The Sikkimese people call their language Dranjongke meaning "Rice Valley language" and they call their homeland Denzong meaning "Rice Valley".[2][3] Other names for the language are Bhotia, Dranjoke, Denjongka, Denzongpeke, and Denzongke.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sikkimese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Lewis, M. Paul, ed. (2009). "Sikkimese". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16 ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  3. "Lost Syllables and Tone Contour in Dzongkha (Bhutan)" in David Bradley, Eguénie J.A. Henderson and Martine Mazaudon, eds, Prosodic analysis and Asian linguistics: to honour R. K. Sprigg, 115-136; Pacific Linguistics, C-104, 1988