Khowa, or Bugun, is a small Sino-Tibetan language spoken in India. They numbered about 1,700 in 2011.
Lieberherr & Bodt (2017) list the following Bugun dialects along with their numbers of speakers.
- Dikhyang (100 speakers)
- Singchung (680 speakers)
- Wangho (220 speakers)
- Bichom (630 speakers)
- Kaspi (80 speakers)
- Namphri (180 speakers)
Bugun is spoken in the following villages in southern West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh (Dondrup 1990:iv). The total population numbered 800 in 1981. Names in parentheses are spellings as given in Ethnologue.
- Wanghoo (Wangho)
- Kaspi (New Kaspi)
- Ramo (Ramu)
- Chithu (Situ)
- Sachida (Sachita)
- Ditching (Diching)
- Dikhiyang (Dikiang)
- Bicham (Bichom) (a recently founded hamlet)
Ethnologue also lists Mangopom village. These villages are located on the mountains on both sides of Rupa River, and are interspersed among Aka villages.
- Blench, Roger. 2011. (De)classifying Arunachal languages: Reconsidering the evidence Archived 2013-05-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bugun". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Blench, Roger. 2015. The Mey languages and their classification. Presentation given at the University of Sydney.
- Lieberherr, Ismael; Bodt, Timotheus Adrianus. 2017. Sub-grouping Kho-Bwa based on shared core vocabulary. In Himalayan Linguistics, 16(2).
- Dondrup, Rinchin. 1990. Bugun language guide. Itanagar: Directorate of Research, Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
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