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From Dzongkha and Tibetan འབྲུག་པ ('brug pa, Bhutanese).


Drukpa (plural Drukpa)

  1. The Drukpa Kagyu (also Drukpa Kargyu) school of Tibetan Buddhism.



Drukpa (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Bhutan or the Bhutanese people.
  2. Sometimes (more narrowly) pertaining to the main ethnic group within Bhutan.
    • 2006, Zetter, Roger & Watson, Georgia Butina, Designing Sustainable Cities in the Developing World, Ashgate Publishing, →ISBN, page 25:
      Other valleys are inhabited by other ethnic groups but it is Drukpa culture that dominates when defining the national language, dress, religion, and architecture.
  3. Pertaining to the Drukpa Kagyu (Drukpa Kargyu) or Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
    • His disciple spread the Drukpa school in western Tibet.


  • Dimri, Jaiwanti. The Drukpa Mystique: Bhutan in the 21st Century (2004) →ISBN
  • Dargay, Yonten. History of the Drukpa Kagyud School in Bhutan Thimphu: NLB (2001) →ISBN