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 (bo͞o-tăn′, -tän′)
An isolated country of South Asia in the eastern Himalaya Mountains. A Buddhist kingdom that long resisted modernization, Bhutan began a series of democratic reforms starting in the 1990s. Thimphu is the capital and the largest city.
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(Placename) a kingdom in central Asia: disputed by Tibet, China, India, and Britain since the 18th century but most closely connected with India; contains inaccessible stretches of the E Himalayas in the north. Official language: Dzongka; Nepali is also spoken. Official religion: Mahayana Buddhist. Currencies: ngultrum and Indian rupee. Capital: Thimbu. Pop: 725 296 (2013 est). Area: about 46 600 sq km (18 000 sq miles)
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a kingdom in the Himalayas, NE of India: foreign affairs under Indian jurisdiction. 1,951,965; ab. 19,300 sq. mi. (49,987 sq. km). Cap.: Thimphu.
Bhu•tan•ese (ˌbut nˈiz, -ˈis) n., pl.
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Noun1.Bhutan - a landlocked principality in the Himalayas to the northeast of IndiaBhutan - a landlocked principality in the Himalayas to the northeast of India
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Bhutanese, Bhutani - a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
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[buːˈtɑːn] NBután m
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The attack on the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani and the nearby village of Brakh Bootan marked the biggest single massacre of civilians by Islamic State in Syria since it killed hundreds of members of the Sunni Sheitaat tribe last year, Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Observatory, said.
toward Bootan where the natives come down yearly & having found only two real Bootanese, I enquired the reason & find, they have suffered losses by thieves which have discouraged them from coming to the Fair.
On both sides, five died and eight were wounded," Abdisalan Hassan Bootan, one of the fighters loyal to the government, told Reuters.
Eden describes the preparation of tea from Chinese brick tea in his "Report on the State of Bootan" of 1864 (Eden et al., 1972, pp.130 and 224).