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Druk tsendhen

Druk tsendhen (The Thunder Dragon Kingdom) is the national anthem of Bhutan. Druk tsendhen is what Bhutanese call their country. Adopted in 1953, the music is by Aku Tongmi and the words are by Gyaldun Dasho Thinley Dorji.

Transliteration of Bhutanese Lyrics

Druk tsendhen koipi gyelkhap na
Loog ye ki tenpa chongwai gyon
Pel mewang ngadhak rinpo chhe
Ku jurmey tenching chhap tsid pel
Chho sangye ten pa goong dho gyel
Bang che kyed nyima shar warr sho.

English Translation

In the Thunder Dragon Kingdom
Adorned with sandalwood,
The protector who guards the
Teachings of the dual system,
He, the precious and glorious ruler,
Causes dominion to spread,
While his unchanging person abides
In costantcy.
As the doctrine of the Lord Buddha
May the sun of peace and happiness
Shine on the people!

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