• Nepali
  • In the 1930s, the Bhutan House settled 5,000 families of Nepali workers in Tsirang alone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some scholars criticize Bhutan's proposed constitution for failing to address a human rights issue that has plagued the country for the last decade -- the plight of the ethnic Nepali minority in southern Bhutan. (voanews.com)
  • Dzongkha, the national language, is the only language with a native literary tradition in Bhutan, though Lepcha and Nepali are literary languages in other countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Driem
  • The Lakha (8,000 speakers) and Brokkat languages (300 speakers) in Central Bhutan, as well as the Brokpa language (5,000 speakers) in far Eastern Bhutan, are also grouped by Van Driem (1993) into Central Bodish. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1907
  • Ugyen WANGCHUCK - who had served as the de facto ruler of an increasingly unified Bhutan and had improved relations with the British toward the end of the 19th century - was named king in 1907. (flagcounter.com)
  • King Wangchuck, a keen basketball player and Elvis fan, and four of his forebears have ruled Bhutan since 1907 when the royal family took over and brought stability to the previously war-ravaged nation. (medindia.net)
  • Himalayas
  • Wylie transliteration: ʼbrug-yul "Druk Yul"), officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. (fouman.com)
  • country's
  • Immigration to Bhutan has an extensive history and has become one of the country's most contentious social, political, and legal issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • world's
  • Bhutan has one of the world's least developed and smallest economies. (voanews.com)
  • Cigarettes are banned, and Bhutan is the world's only carbon-negative country, producing less carbon than its forests absorb. (altoonamirror.com)
  • Tibet
  • Historians have suggested that variations of the Sanskrit words Bhota-ant (end of Bhot, an Indian name for Tibet) or Bhu-uttan (meaning highlands) led to the name Bhutan. (fouman.com)
  • villages
  • Small aboriginal or indigenous tribal peoples live in scattered villages throughout Bhutan. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gongduk or Gongdu (Tibetan: དགོང་འདུས་, Wylie: Dgong-'dus, it is also known as Gongdubikha) is an endangered Sino-Tibetan language spoken by about 1,000 people in a few inaccessible villages located near the Kuri Chhu river in the Gongdue Gewog of Mongar District in eastern Bhutan. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Gongduk language is an endangered language that has approximately 1,000 speakers in isolated villages along the Kuri Chhu river in Eastern Bhutan. (wikipedia.org)
  • subtropical
  • Bhutan''s landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan heights in the north, where some peaks exceed 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). (fouman.com)
  • groups
  • the Kiranti groups that include the Rai and Limbu are largely animist followers of Mundhum (these latter groups are mainly found in eastern Bhutan). (wikipedia.org)
  • Hindu temples exist in southern Bhutan, and Hindus practice their religion in small- to medium-sized groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dorji
  • Toward the end of the reign of the second King Jigme Wangchuck in the 1950s, the numbers of new immigrants had swelled causing tension between the King and the Dorji family in the Bhutan House. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kinley Dorji, Editor-in-Chief for Kuensel , the main newspaper of Bhutan says "In the past, Bhutan chose to go into a self-imposed isolation. (voanews.com)
  • The Act was pronounced by the Druk Gyalpo King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck among a series of legal and social reforms in 1958 designed to begin modernizing Bhutan, including the abolition of slavery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wangchuk
  • The popularity of Ap Bokto has paved its way to the Royal Palace of His Highness the Crown Prince of Bhutan "Gyalsay" Jigme Namgyal Wangchuk who is just one and half years old. (wikipedia.org)
  • Identity
  • Bhutan: Ethnic Identity and National Dilemma. (wikipedia.org)
  • A yearning for linguistic bonds, assertion of ethnic identity, and disappointment at accumulated development deficits seem to have triggered pro-GTA sentiments among Gorkhali speakers across the Darjeeling hills as well as the Terai and Dooars regions in the plains of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts. (telegraphindia.com)
  • 1958
  • Amnesty was given through the Citizenship Act of 1958 for all those who could prove their presence in Bhutan for at least 10 years prior to 1958. (wikipedia.org)
  • Transition
  • In 2008, Bhutan made the transition from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy and held its first general election. (fouman.com)
  • spoken
  • The Nyen language, also called Henkha or Mangdebikha, and the 'Ole language (also called the "Black Mountain language" or "Mönkha") are spoken in the Black Mountains of Central Bhutan by about 10,000 and 1,000 speakers, respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other Tibeto-Burman languages are spoken in Bhutan. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is the dominant language in Eastern Bhutan and was formerly spoken as a lingua franca in the region. (wikipedia.org)
  • highlands
  • The mastiffs are beloved in the highlands of Bhutan, where they are fierce protectors of their families when need be, but gentle and mellow the rest of the time. (columbustelegram.com)
  • exile
  • The Bhutan State Congress continued to operate in exile until its decline and gradual disappearance in the early 1960s. (wikipedia.org)