Lakha language

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Lakha
Region Bhutan
Native speakers
8,000  (1993)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Tibetan script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lkh
Glottolog lakh1240[2]

Lakha (Tibetan: ལ་ཁ་Wylie: la kha "language of the mountain pass", also called "Tshangkha") is a Southern Tibetic language spoken by about 8000 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. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lakha". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "Lakha". Ethnologue Online. Dallas: SIL International. 2006. Retrieved 2011-01-18.