Brokkat language

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Region Bhutan
Native speakers
300 (1993)[1]
Tibetan script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bro
Glottolog brok1249[2]

The Brokkat language (Dzongkha: བྲོཀ་ཁ་; Wylie: Brok-kha; also called "Brokskad" and "Jokay") is an endangered[3] Southern Tibetic language spoken by about 300 people in the village of Dhur in Bumthang Valley of Bumthang District in central Bhutan.[4][1] Brokkat is spoken by descendants of pastoral yakherd communities.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Brokkat at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Brokkat". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Moseley, Christopher (2007). Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages. Curzon language family series. Psychology Press. pp. 314, 324. ISBN 0-7007-1197-X. 
  4. ^ a b van Driem, George L. (1993). "Language Policy in Bhutan" (PDF). London: SOAS. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 

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