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The Sikkimese language, also called Sikkimese Tibetan, Bhutia, Dranjongke (Template:Bo "Rice District language"[1]), Dranjoke, Denjongka, Denzongpeke, and Denzongke, belongs to the Tibetic languages. It is spoken by the Bhutia people in Sikkim and northeast Nepal. The Sikkimese people call their language Dranjongke. They call their homeland Denzong ("Rice Valley").[2]


  1. "Lost Syllables and Tone Contour in Dzongkha (Bhutan)" in David Bradley, Eguénie J.A. Henderson and Martine Mazaudon, eds, Prosodic analysis and Asian linguistics: to honour R. K. Sprigg, 115-136; Pacific Linguistics, C-104, 1988
  2. Lewis, M. Paul, ed. (2009). "Sikkimese". Ethnologue: Languages of the World. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-04-16.