Khengkha, also called the Kheng language, is a member of the Tibeto-Burman language family spoken in the Zhemgang, Trongsa and Mongar districts of south central Bhutan. There are about 40,000 speakers of Khengkha.
Historically, Khengkha and its speakers have had close contact with speakers of Kurtöpkha, Nupbikha and Bumthangkha, nearby languages of central and eastern Bhutan, to the extent that they may be considered part of a wider collection of "Bumthang languages."
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