People of Bhutan
The people of Bhutan are called "Drukpas," a term which comes from Druk Yul, the name of the country in Dzongkha, the national language. The origin of the name Druk yul itself has an interesting story: it is said that in the twelfth century in Tibet, a monk called Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje wanted to build a monastery. When he was at the chosen spot, he heard thunder, which is believed to be the roar of a dragon. Bhutanese people are friendly and hospitable people.
The large mojority of them are a homo-geneous group divided linguistically into three broad sub-groups.These are Sarchops, Ngalong and Lhotshampa. Besides, there are a number of smaller groups, many with their own language which form about 1 % of the population.Some of these groups are:Bumthap in Bumthag, Tsangho in the east, Layapas in the north-west, Brokpas in the north-east and the Doyas in the south-west of Bhutan.