Lhokpu language

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Region SW Bhutan (Samtse, Chukha)
Native speakers
2,500  (1993)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lhp
Glottolog lhok1238[2]

Lhokpu, also Lhobikha or Taba-Damey-Bikha, is one of the autochthonous languages of Bhutan spoken by the Lhop people. It is spoken in southwestern Bhutan along the border of Samtse and Chukha Districts. Van Driem (2003) leaves it unclassified as a separate branch within the Tibeto-Burman language family.

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  1. ^ Lhokpu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lhokpu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • van Driem, George (2001). Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.