Glossaries

Do you want to know how to say hello in Bhutanese language and meaning of some special words in Bhutan? Read the glossaries below to know it.Do you want to know how to say hello in Bhutanese language and meaning of some special words in Bhutan? Read the glossaries below to know it.

Anim Buddhist nun.
Ashi title for a queen and princess.
Aum term used for addressing a married woman.
Chhu/Chu river, water
Chorten/Stupa Buddhist monument of stone.
Dasho title for men of the royal family or a vice minister and all the high ranking officials, indicated by the wearing of red scarf and a sword.
Druk Gyalpo means Dragon King
Druk Yul the Land of the Dragon.
Dzong fortress, monastery, administrative centre.
Dzongkha national language of Bhutan
Dzongkhag district
Gang/Gangri mountain
Gelon title for monks
Gho traditional dress for men.
Gompa/Goemba monastery
Gyalsey means prince.
Gyaltsuen means Dragon Queen
Hemadatsi traditional dish of Bhutan: chillies cooked with cheese, sometimes cooked with potatoes or vegetables.
Je Khenpo Chief Abbot
Kabney scarf for men, wrapped in a complicated matter around the upper body and shoulders.
Kadrinche thank you
Kira traditional dress for woman.
Koma decorated clips used to hold women’s dress together at the shoulders.
Kuzu Zangpo hello
Kora circumambulation
La mountain pass
Lam road
Lhakhang temple
Lopon title for any person who has received a traditional education, specially learned monks.
Lyonpo title for minister, wears an orange scarf and a sword.
Mandala religious drawing
Ma butter
Sangye Buddha
Tashi delek Good bye and good luck
Tsho lake
Tsechu festival
Tsachu hot springs
Thangka religious painting
Tulku title of reincarnated high lamas.
Thongdrol huge thangka unfurled on special occasions.
Zam/ zampa brigde
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