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Norbu is a family name of Tibetan origin, meaning "jewel". It may refer to:

  • Khyentse Norbu, a lama from Bhutan
  • Norbulingka, a palace in Lhasa
  • Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, a Dzogchen teacher
  • Gyaincain Norbu, the eleventh Panchen Lama according to some sources
  • Pema Norbu Rinpoche, 11th throne holder of the Buddhist Palyul lineage
  • Thubten Jigme Norbu, elder brother of the 14th Dalai Lama
  • Jamyang Norbu, a Tibetan exile political activist
  • Thinley Norbu, a Nyingmapa lama
  • Katok Tsewang Norbu, a Nyingmapa lama
  • Gungsangnorbu, a politician of the Republic of China
  • Gyaincain Norbu, chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region from 1990 to 1998
  • Wangdi Norbu, former Bhutanese Finance Minister

Norbu may also refer to Norbu, a natural sweetener / sugar substitute derived from Monk Fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii), available in Australia since 2013.

Norbu (sweetener)

Norbu, is a brand of sweeter, claiming to be 100% natural. Norbu is a sugar substitute containing Monk Fruit and Erythritol . Norbu can be used as a sweetener for teas and coffees but also in baking and cooking as a sugar substitute. Norbu sweetener was launched into market in 2013 in Coles and Woolworths in Australia.