Native toBhutan
RegionLunana Gewog, Gasa District
Native speakers
(700 cited 1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3luk

The Lunana language, Lunanakha (Dzongkha: ལུང་ནག་ན་ཁ་; Wylie: lung-nag-na-kha) is a Tibetic language spoken in Bhutan (Lunana Gewog, Gasa District) by some 700 people in 1998. Most are yak-herding pastoralists.[2] Lunana is a variety of Dzongkha, the national language of Bhutan.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Lunana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Lewis, M. Paul, ed. (2009). Layakha (16 (online) ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-26. ((cite book)): |work= ignored (help)
  3. ^ van Driem, George; Tshering, Karma (1998). Dzongkha. Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region. Vol. 1. Research CNWS, School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies. p. 1. ISBN 90-5789-002-X. Retrieved 2011-09-27.