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Dakpa language

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Dakpa language

Region Bhutan
Native speakers
2,000  (2011)[1]
Tibetan alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dka
Glottolog dakp1242[2]

The Dakpa language (Dzongkha: Tibetan: དཀ་པ་ཁ་Wylie: dak pa kha, also called "Dakpakha" and "D°akpakha") is an East Bodish language spoken by about 1,000 people in northern Trashigang District in eastern Bhutan, mainly in Chaleng, Phongmed Gewog, Yobinang, Dangpholeng and Lengkhar near Radi Gewog.[3][4] Van Driem (2001) describes Dakpa as the most divergent of Bhutan's East Bodish languages.[5] SIL reports that Dakpa may be a dialect of the Brokpa language and that it been influenced by the Dzala language whereas Brokpa has not.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Dakpa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Dakpakha". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^  
  4. ^ a b "Dakpakha".  
  5. ^  

External links

  • Himalayan Languages Project
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