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Dzongkha
Bhutanese
རྫོང་ཁ་
Dzongkha - in Bhutanese script.svg
The word "Dzongkha" in Jôyi, a Bhutanese form of the Uchen script
Native to Bhutan
Ethnicity Bhutanese
Native speakers 171,080  (2013)e18
Total speakers: 640,000
Language family
Sino-Tibetan
  • Tibeto-Kanauri ?
    • Bodish
      • Tibetic
        • Dzongkha–Lhokä
          • Dzongkha
Early forms:
Proto-Sino-Tibetan
  • Old Tibetan
    • Classical Tibetan
      • Dzongkha
Dialects
Laya
Lunana
Adap
Writing system Tibetan alphabet
Dzongkha Braille
Official status
Official language in  Bhutan
Regulated by Dzongkha Development Commission
Linguasphere 70-AAA-bf
Dzongkha native language districts.svg
Districts of Bhutan in which the Dzongkha language is spoken natively are highlighted in yellow.

Dzongkha or Bhutanese (རྫོང་ཁ་), is the national language of Bhutan.

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