Definition of Bhutanese in English:

Bhutanese

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of Bhutan, its inhabitants, or their language.

    ‘a remote Bhutanese village’
    • ‘Historically, Bhutanese music was comprised of two genres: traditional ballads and sacred music performed at religious ceremonies and festivals.’
    • ‘Every single structure here is distinctly Bhutanese.’
    • ‘The stand-out experience, however, is a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath.’
    • ‘Also on display and sale will be Bhutanese handicrafts like prayer bells, traditional woven textiles, stupas and gold plated statues of the Buddha.’
    • ‘Some of the most interesting sessions at Mountain Echoes were those in which Bhutanese authors spoke about their work.’
    • ‘Every building in the Bhutanese cities is worthwhile exploring.’

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Bhutan.

    ‘the average Bhutanese speaks at least three to four languages’
    ‘the Bhutanese are well known for their archery skills’
    • ‘Though most Bhutanese are Buddhists, they are not vegetarians.’
    • ‘My guide is a 29-year-old Bhutanese who was always eager to share his culture and traditions with me.’
    • ‘Like the many other Bhutanese we met, this family's spirits filled our hearts.’
    • ‘To ask a Bhutanese about happiness is akin to asking a Frenchman about wine or a Brazilian about soccer.’
    • ‘The Bhutanese are fiercely protective of their national identity and natural heritage.’
    • ‘Most Bhutanese refer to their homeland as Druk-yul, the original and still official name.’
    • ‘Hinduism is practiced by the southern Bhutanese.’
  • 2mass noun The language of Bhutan.

    ‘one man who had been living there for some time could speak Bhutanese’
    • ‘I need a English to Bhutanese/Dzongkha Translator urgently.’
    • ‘Dzongkha or Bhutanese is spoken by about 130,000 people in Bhutan, where it is the national language, and also in Nepal and India.’
    • ‘Bhutanese and Dinka, spoken in southern Sudan, were among the most recent languages added to library collections.’

Pronunciation

Bhutanese

/buːtəˈniːz/