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Extinct: no
Family: Sino-Tibetan
Branch: Tibeto-Burman
Continent: Indian Subcontinent
Country: Bhutan
 
Region: Ha, Paru, Punakha districts. Also spoken in India, Nepal.
Countries Where Spoken: Bhutan, India, Nepal
Countries Where Official: Bhutan
   
Native Speakers: 130,000
Speakers Total: 133,009
  
Phrasebase members who speak Dzongkha at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Dzongkha at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Dzongkha: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Dzongkha: 0
  
Three Letter Code: DZO
Alternative Names: Drukke, Drukha, Dukpa, Bhutanese, Jonkha, Bhotia of Bhutan, Bhotia of Dukpa, Zongkhar, Rdzongkha
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Summary: Literacy rate in first language: 54%. Literacy rate in second language: below 5%. Common school language. Uchen script. Grammar. Bible portions: 1970. Buddhist.
 

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