Dakpa language

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Region Bhutan
Native speakers
2,000  (2011)[1]
Tibetan alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dka
Glottolog dakp1242[2]

The Dakpa language (Dzongkha: Tibetan: དཀ་པ་ཁ་Wylie: dak pa kha, also called "Dakpakha" and "D°akpakha") is an East Bodish language spoken by about 1,000 people in northern Trashigang District in eastern Bhutan, mainly in Chaleng, Phongmed Gewog, Yobinang, Dangpholeng and Lengkhar near Radi Gewog.[3][4] Van Driem (2001) describes Dakpa as the most divergent of Bhutan's East Bodish languages.[5] SIL reports that Dakpa may be a dialect of the Brokpa language and that it been influenced by the Dzala language whereas Brokpa has not.[4]

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  1. ^ Dakpa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dakpakha". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ van Driem, George L. (1993). "Language Policy in Bhutan" (PDF). London: SOAS. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Dakpakha". Ethnologue Online. Dallas: SIL International. 2006. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  5. ^ van Driem, George (2001). Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill Publishers. 

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