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Most of the Bhutanese are Buddhists. There are more monks-lamas in Bhutan than in any other Buddhist country. Most Bhutanese live in small villages in valleys

Holidays in Bhutan. Bhutanese society, mostly consists of the Drukpa people, very close to the Tibetans. Dzongkha language is a dialect of Tibetan language. Bumthang dialect is used in eastern districts. Peoples of both dialects are very differ in customs and traditions. Both peoples of Bumthang and Dzongkha have no established standards of writing. Tibetan language is in government use. The role of English language have increased recently, it is taught in most schools. The majority of Bhutanese are Buddhist. There are more Monks-Lamas in Bhutan than in any other Buddhist country. Natives of Nepal began to arrive to the south-western districts of the country since 1910; they are 25-35% of the population of Bhutan now. Most Bhutanese live in small villages scattered on inter-mountain valleys. Larger settlements appear around monasteries and fortresses. Wealthy stratum of the population is small, mostly it is a royal entourage, officials and senior clergy. A special category of people - nomadic cattle-breeders (Drukpa), live in highlands and make seasonal migrations with their herds up to 150 km.

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