||160,000 (1993 Van Driem). Population total both countries 160,000 or more.
||Ha, Paru, Punakha districts. Also spoken in Nepal.
||DRUKKE, DRUKHA, DUKPA, BHUTANESE, JONKHA, BHOTIA OF BHUTAN, BHOTIA OF DUKPA, ZONGKHAR, RDZONGKHA
||WANG-THE (THIMPHU-PUNAKHA), HA, NORTHERN THIMPHU.
||As different from Lhasa Tibetan as Nepali is from Hindi. Partially intelligible with Sikkimese (Drenjoke). Names listed as dialects may be separate languages. 48% lexical similarity with Sharchagpakha, 47% to 52% with Kebumtamp, 77% with Adap. 'Lhoke' means 'southern language.' National language. Literacy rate in first language: Below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: Below 5%. Ucan script. Common school language. Bible portions 1970.