- Sino Tibetan languages Tibeto-Burman languages Bodische languages Tibetan languages Dzongkha
Dzongkha ( Tibetan spelling: ཇོང་ཁ, also Bhutanese language, Jonkha, Bhotia, Zongkhar, Drukke ) is the official language of Bhutan and is also, primarily in directly bordering Bhutan former kingdom of Sikkim, spoken in India. 130,000 speakers live in Bhutan (Bhutan has about 672,000 inhabitants, according to 2005 census ), and 3,000 in India.
It has evolved from an older form of Tibetan and belongs to the Tibeto-Burman subgroup of the Sino-Tibetan language family. The language is written in Tibetan script.