Kurtokha

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A language of Bhutan

Alternate Names
Gurtü, Kurteopkha, Kürthöpka, Kurthopkha, Kurtobikha, Kurtopakha
Population

15,000 (2011 SIL).

Location

Northwest Lhuntsi District, especially Kurto. Bounded by Kurichhu river east and north, Tangmachhu village south and Rodula Pass west.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

The dialect around Tangmachhu is more divergent. Lexical similarity: 69% with Nyengkha [neh], 70%–73% with Bumthangkha, 66%–74% with Khengkha.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Khengkha [xkf].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].