Khowa language

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Khowa
Bugun
Region Arunachal Pradesh
Ethnicity Bugun (Khowa)
Native speakers
900  (2001)[1]
Possibly Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bgg
Glottolog bugu1246[2]

Khowa, or Bugun, is a small Sino-Tibetan language spoken in India. They numbered about 1,700 in 2011 (Blench 2011). Sherdukpen speakers live just to the west of them.

Distribution[edit]

Bugun is spoken in the following villages in southern West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh (Dondrup 1990:iv). The total population numbered 800 in 1981.

  • Wanghoo
  • Singchung
  • Kaspi
  • Lichini
  • Ramo
  • Namphri
  • Chithu
  • Sachida
  • Pani-Phu
  • Ditching
  • Dikhiyang
  • Bicham (a recently founded hamlet)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khowa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bugun". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.