Olekha

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A language of Bhutan

Alternate Names
Black Mountain Language, Monkha, Monpa, Ole Mönpa
Population

500 (Van Driem 2007).

Location

Central Bhutan, 3 enclaves west of Mangde river, 2 nearest river in Trongsa district; another in Wangdue Phodrang district; 5 Adha, Rukha, Wangling, Jangji, and Thrumzur villages; the 2 dialects are separated by the Black mountains.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Retained complex verbal system of Proto-Tibeto-Burman.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Reportedly an ancient population of Bhutan.