Lakha language

For other uses, see Lakha (disambiguation).
Region Bhutan
Native speakers
8,000 (1993)[1]
Tibetan script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lkh
Glottolog lakh1240[2]

Lakha (Tibetan: ལ་ཁ་, Wylie: la kha "language of the mountain pass", also called "Tshangkha") is a Southern Tibetic language spoken by about 8,000 people in Wangdue Phodrang and Trongsa Districts in central Bhutan.[1][3] Lakha is spoken by descendants of pastoral yakherd communities.[1]

See also


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

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