Bumthang is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by 20,000 people in Bumthang and surrounding districts of Bhutan. These pages aim to present some of the linguistic work that Cathryn Donohue and Mark Donohue have been carrying out on the language.
Bumthang (ISO 639-3 kjz) is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by 20,000 people in Bumthang and surrounding districts of Bhutan.
You can listen to some samples phrases of Ura dialect.
You can also listen to an excerpt of a Bumthang ghost story, and a beautiful traditional song.
We have been carrying out research on Bumthang since 2014 building on the foundational work by George van Driem who has worked extensively on languages of the Himalayas, including a grammar of Bumthang.
Find out more about our ongoing work on Bumthang including our linguistic projects and documentary efforts.
Please contact Dr Cathryn Donohue with suggestions at one of the links below.