A Comprehensive Chöke (Classical Tibetan) – Dzongkha Dictionary
Publisher: Dzongkha Development Commission
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 1450
Format / Quality: pdf
Linguistically, Dzongkha is a South Tibetan language. It is closely related to and partially intelligible with Sikkimese and to some other Bhutanese languages. It has a much more distant relationship to standard modern Central Tibetan. Although spoken Dzongkha and Tibetan are largely mutually unintelligible, the literary forms of both are both highly influenced by the liturgical (clerical) Classical Tibetan language, known in Bhutan as Chöke, which has been used for centuries by Buddhist monks.