Gongduk

Gongduk

About Gongduk

Gongduk or Gongdu is an endangered Tibeto-Burman language spoken by about 1,000 people in a few inaccessible villages located near the Kuri Chhu river in the Gongdu Gewog of Mongar District in eastern Bhutan. The language appears to be the sole representative of a unique branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family and retains the complex verbal agreement system of Proto-Tibeto-Burman. Currently, George van Driem is working towards the completion of a description of Gongduk based on his work with native speakers in the Gongduk area.'

Contributions by CFynn, JFHJr, and Kwamikagami.