Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal

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Shabdrung in a nineteent century paintin

Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (Tibetan: ཞབས་དྲུང་ངག་དབང་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་Wylie: Zhabs-drung Ngag-dbang Rnam-rgyal; alternate spellins include Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel) (1594–1651) wis the unifier o Bhutan as a naition state. In addition tae unifyin the various warrin fiefdoms for first time in the 1630s, he an aa sought tae create a distinctly Bhutanese cultural identity, separate frae the Tibetan cultur frae which it wis derived.