[ boot-n-eez, -ees ]

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Bhutan, its inhabitants, or their language.

noun,plural Bhu·tan·ese.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Bhutan.

  2. Also called Dzong·kha [zong-kuh] /ˈzɒŋ kə/ . a Tibetic language that is the official language of Bhutan.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bhutanese in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Bhutanese


/ (ˌbuːtɑːnˈɪːz) /

  1. a native or inhabitant of Bhutan

  1. of or relating to Bhutan or its inhabitants

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