Bhutan

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Bhutan
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Bhutan is 23. All are living languages. Of these, 21 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 13 are vigorous, and 6 are in trouble.
Official Name
Kingdom of Bhutan
Population

767,000 (2015 census)

Principal Languages
Dzongkha, English
Literacy Rate
62% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Adi (2,100), Assamese (27,000), Bantawa (19,200), Eastern Magar, Eastern Tamang, Gurung, Hindi (11,000), Limbu, Santhali (4,400)
Deaf Population
6,170
General References
Coelho 1967, Matisoff 1991, Matisoff et al 1996, Singh 1972, Van Driem 1997, Van Driem 2007, White 1971
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Bhutan is 23. All are living languages. Of these, 21 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 13 are vigorous, and 6 are in trouble.
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