Lunana dialect

Native to Bhutan
Region Lunana Gewog, Gasa District
Native speakers
700 (1998)[1]
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 700 people in 1998. Most are yak-herding pastoralists.[3] Lunana is a variety of Dzongkha, the national language of Bhutan.[4]

See also


  1. Lunana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lunanakha". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  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.

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