Bhutan First Adventure

Approved By: Tourism council of Bhutan
Under Ministry of Economic Affairs of Bhutan


The national language is of Bhutan is “Dzongkha”, one of 53 languages in the Tibetan language family. The script, called Chhokey (“Dharma language”), is similar to classical Tibetan. In the schools English is the medium of instruction and Dzongkha is taught as the national language. Ethnologies list 24 languages currently spoken in Bhutan, all of them in the Tibeto-Burman family, except Nepali, an Indo-Aryan language. With over nineteen dialects spoken across the Twenty Dzongkhag of the country, Bhutan is linguistically rich nation.

The national language of Bhutan is Dzongkha which is the native language of the Ngalops of the western Bhutan. Dzongkha literally means the language spoken in the Dzongs, massive fortresses that serve as the administrative centres and monasteries.