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Encyclopedia > Sikkimese language
Sikkimese
Spoken in: Bhutan, India
Total speakers:
Language family: Sino-Tibetan
 Tibeto-Burman
  Sikkimese
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: to be added
ISO/FDIS 639-3: sip 

Sikkimese (also known as Bhutia) is a sublanguage of South Tibetan (Bhutanese-Sikkimese, Lhoke) language. It is a minority language spoken by the Bhutia community in Northern Sikkim. Its own name is Dranjongke (Wylie: Bras-ljongs-skad). Current distribution of Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families. ... Sino-Tibetan languages in red. ... The Tibeto-Burman linguistic subfamily of the proposed Sino-Tibetan language family is spoken in various central and south Asian countries: Myanmar (the Burmese language as well as the languages of minorities like the Karens and Kachins), Tibet (Tibetan language), northern Thailand (Lahu, Lisu, Akha languages), southern China, Nepal, Bhutan... ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family. ... ISO 639-2:1998 Codes for the representation of names of languages — Part 2: Alpha-3 code Twenty-two of the languages have two three-letter codes: a code for bibliographic use (ISO 639-2/B) a code for terminological use (ISO 639-2/T). ... ISO 639-3 is in process of development as an international standard for language codes. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... Phonetics (from the Greek word φωνή, phone = sound/voice) is the study of sounds (voice). ... Because of technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... This is a concise version of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English sounds. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Bhutias are people of Tibetan origin, who migrated to Sikkim, India and Bhutan some time after the 15th century. ... Sikkim (also Sikhim) (Hindi: सिक्किम) is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayas. ... The Wylie transliteration scheme is a method for transliterating the Tibetan script using the keys on a typical English language typewriter. ...


 
 

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