Nyenkha

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A language of Bhutan

Alternate Names
Henkha, Lap, Mangdhika, Mangsdekha
Population

10,000 (2006 Royal Gov’t of Bhutan).

Location

Mangdi (Trongsa) District, Tongsa town, Sephu Geo area; Black river passes below their villages: Taktse, Usar and Tashidingkha, Phobjikha, Ridha, Dangchhu; surrounding hamlets southeast of Wangdue-Phodrang District.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Chutobikha, Phobjikha. Lexical similarity: 69% with Kurtokha [xkz], 75%-77% with Bumthangkha [kjz], 65%–78% with Khengkha [xkf].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Khengkha [xkf].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].