Lakha language

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Native speakers
(8,000 cited 1993)[1]
Tibetan script
Language codes
ISO 639-3lkh

Lakha (Tibetan: ལ་ཁ་, Wylie: la kha "language of the mountain pass", also called "Tshangkha") is a Southern Tibetic language spoken by about 8,000 people in Wangdue Phodrang and Trongsa Districts in central Bhutan.[1][3] Lakha is spoken by descendants of pastoral yakherd communities.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c van Driem, George L. (1993). "Language Policy in Bhutan" (PDF). London: SOAS. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lakha". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Lakha language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)