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Bhutanese

[ boot-n-eez, -ees ]
/ ˌbut nˈiz, -ˈis /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Bhutan, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun, plural Bhu·tan·ese.
a native or inhabitant of Bhutan.
Also called Dzong·kha [zong-kuh] /ˈzɒŋ kə/ . a Tibetic language that is the official language of Bhutan.
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Origin of Bhutanese

First recorded in 1805–15; Bhutan + -ese

usage note for Bhutanese

Bhutanese is used as a plural noun (a candidate favored by the Bhutanese ), but it's relatively rare as a singular noun (the candidate who is a Bhutanese ).

Words nearby Bhutanese

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British Dictionary definitions for Bhutanese

Bhutanese
/ (ˌbuːtɑːnˈɪːz) /

noun
a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
adjective
of or relating to Bhutan or its inhabitants
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