Lunana dialect

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Lunana
ལུང་ནག་ན་ཁ་
Native to Bhutan
Region Lunana Gewog, Gasa District
Native speakers
700  (1998)[1]
Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 luk
Glottolog luna1243[2]

The Lunana language, Lunanakha (Dzongkha: ལུང་ནག་ན་ཁ་; Wylie: lung-nag-na-kha) is a Tibetic language spoken in Bhutan (Lunana Gewog, Gasa District) by some 1,700 people in 1998. Most are yak-herding pastoralists.[3] Lunana is a variety of Dzongkha, the national language of Bhutan.[4]

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  1. ^ Lunana at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lunanakha". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Lewis, M. Paul, ed. (2009). Layakha. Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16 (online) ed.) (Dallas, Texas: SIL International). Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  4. ^ van Driem, George; Tshering, Karma (1998). Dzongkha. Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region 1. Research CNWS, School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies. p. 1. ISBN 90-5789-002-X. Retrieved 2011-09-27.