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Dasho is a Bhutanese honorific that is bestowed upon individuals, along with a red scarf kabney, by the Druk Gyalpo.[1][2] In common practice, however, many senior government officials and social elites are incorrectly addressed as Dasho without officially receiving the title and the red scarf kabney.[2]

Although the title is bestowed upon both men and women, men are more likely to be incorrectly addressed as Dasho.[3] Dasho is also used for princes of the royal house,[4] its female equivalent being Ashi.[5]

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  1. ^ Karma Phuntsho (11 October 2015). "What is in a Name? Part III". Kuensel. Archived from the original on 23 September 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Mayhew, Bradley; Brown, Lindsay; Armington, Stan; Whitecross, Richard W. (2017). Lonely Planet Bhutan (Country Guide). Footscray, Vic. London: Lonely Planet. p. 49. ISBN 1740595297. OCLC 974656262.
  3. ^ Dorji Dhradhul (25 August 2018). "Gullibility". Kuensel. Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  4. ^ https://books.google.co.in/books?id=4M1_CgAAQBAJ&pg=PA13
  5. ^ "Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan". Written by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck (Consort of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan)