Gyalse Zhan Nu — in Dzongkha.

Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan, a landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas in South Asia. It is a Sino-Tibetan language and is spoken as a mother tongue by the majority of Bhutan’s population. Dzongkha is written using the Tibetan script (Uchen script), similar to the script used for Classical Tibetan. The script is an abugida, where each letter represents a consonant with an inherent vowel sound that can be modified with vowel marks.

Dzongkha serves as a unifying language and plays a crucial role in Bhutanese society, culture, and administration. Dzongkha became the official language of Bhutan in 1971, replacing English. The government uses Dzongkha for official documents, administration, and education.

Dzongkha has regional variations, with different dialects spoken in various parts of Bhutan. The standard form of Dzongkha is based on the speech of the central region, including the capital, Thimphu.