Chali language

For the Chali (Tri) dialect of Laos, see Bru language.
Region Bhutan
Native speakers
1,500 (2011)[1]
Tibetan script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tgf
Glottolog chal1267[2]

The Chali language (Dzongkha: ཚ་ལི་ཁ་; Wylie: Tsha-li-kha; also called "Chalikha," "Chalipkha," "Tshali," and "Tshalingpa") is an East Bodish language spoken by about 8,200 people in Wangmakhar, Gorsum and Tormazhong villages in Mongar District in eastern Bhutan, mainly around Chhali Gewog on east bank of Kuri Chhu River.[3][4] Chalikha is related to Bumthangkha and Kurtöpkha.[3]

See also


  1. Chali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Chalikha". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. 1 2 "Chalikha". Ethnologue Online. Dallas: SIL International. 2006. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  4. van Driem, George L. (1993). "Language Policy in Bhutan" (PDF). London: SOAS. Retrieved 2011-01-18.

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