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From Dzongkha and Tibetan འབྲུག་ཡུལ ‎('brug yul, country of Bhutan); འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ ‎('brug rgyal khab, Kingdom of Bhutan); from Dzongkha འབྲུག ‎('brug, Bhutan); འབྲུག་པ ‎('brug pa, Bhutanese).


Drukpa ‎(plural Drukpa)

  1. A person from Bhutan or of Bhutanese descent.
  2. The Drukpa Kagyu (also Drukpa Kargyu) school of Tibetan Buddhism.
    • The Drukpa is a major sect within the Kagyupa 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 0754643557, 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.