Drag-yab language

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Native toChina
RegionZhag'yab County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Drag-yab is a Sino-Tibetan language recently documented by Suzuki & Nyima (2018).[1] It is spoken in the southern half of Zhag'yab County, Chamdo, eastern Tibet.

Suzuki & Nyima (2018) document the dialect of Drag-yab spoken in the village of Razi 热孜村 in Xiangdui Town 香堆镇, Zhag'yab County.


Drag-yab is referred to by the Changdu Gazetteer (2005)[2] as Zesong 则松话, and is reported by Changdu (2005) to be spoken in Zesong 则松乡 and Bari 巴日乡 townships of Zhag'yab County.


Suzuki & Nyima (2018)[1] note that Zlarong (Larong) is closely related to two other recently documented Sino-Tibetan languages of Chamdo, eastern Tibet, namely Lamo and Larong.


  1. ^ a b Suzuki, Hiroyuki and Tashi Nyima. 2018. Historical relationship among three non-Tibetic languages in Chamdo, TAR. Proceedings of the 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (2018). Kyoto: Kyoto University.
  2. ^ Xizang Changdu Diqu Difangzhi Bianzuan Weiyuanhui 西藏昌都地区地方志编纂委员会 (2005). Changdu Diquzhi 昌都地区志. Beijing: Fangzhi Chubanshe 方志出版社.