Layakha

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A language of Bhutan

Population

1,100 (2003).

Location

North Punakha District, around Laya; Gasa District; Thimphu District, Lingzhi Gewog.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Dzongkha [dzo], but many divergent grammatical features significantly limit mutual intelligibility. Spoken by Layabs, alpine yakherds in northern Bhutan, and Lingzhibs in Western Bhutan.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].