Bhutanese is the official language of Bhutan used mainly in the country’s western region. There is no absolute majority, and Dzongkha, Bhutan’s official language, is only spoken by 30% of its population, and people from each region have their own native language.
Bhutanese is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken by over half a million people in Bhutan; it is the country’s sole official and national language. The Tibetan script is used to write Bhutanese. The word Bhutanese means “the language of the palace”; dzong means “palace” and kha is language.