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Tibet is a plateau region in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpas, Qiang, and Lhobas, and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han and Hui people...


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  • Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture
  • Agvan Dorjiev
  • Alexandra David-Néel
    Alexandra David-Néel
    Alexandra David-Néel born Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David was a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist and writer, most known for her visit to Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924, when it was forbidden to foreigners...

  • Amban
    Amban is a Manchu word meaning "high official," which corresponds to a number of different official titles in the Qing imperial government...

  • Amdo
    Amdo is one of the three traditional regions of Tibet, the other two being Ü-Tsang and Kham; it is also the birth place of the 14th Dalai Lama. Amdo encompasses a large area from the Machu River to the Drichu river . While culturally and ethnically a Tibetan area, Amdo has been administered by a...

  • Architecture in Tibet
    Architecture in Tibet
    Architecture in Tibet contains Chinese and Indian influences, and reflects a deeply Buddhist approach. The Buddhist Prayer wheel, along with two deer or dragons, can be seen on nearly every Gompa in Tibet...

  • Arunachal Pradesh
    Arunachal Pradesh
    Arunachal Pradesh is a state of India, located in the far northeast. It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Burma in the east, Bhutan in the west, and the People's Republic of China in the north. The majority of the territory is claimed by...


  • Central Tibetan Administration
    Central Tibetan Administration
    The Central Tibetan Administration , is an organisation based in India with the stated goals of "rehabilitating Tibetan refugees and restoring freedom and happiness in Tibet". It was established by the 14th Dalai Lama in 1959 shortly after his exile from Tibet...

  • Chhaang
    Chhaang or chang is a Tibetan/Sherpa/Limbu/Newari alcoholic beverage also popular in parts of eastern Himalayas.-Geographical prevalence:...

  • Chögyam Trungpa
    Chögyam Trungpa
    Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was a Buddhist meditation master and holder of both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, the eleventh Trungpa tülku, a tertön, supreme abbot of the Surmang monasteries, scholar, teacher, poet, artist, and originator of a radical re-presentation of Shambhala vision.Recognized...

  • Chörten
  • Cho Oyu
    Cho Oyu
    Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at above sea level. Cho Oyu lies in the Himalayas and is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China and Nepal...

  • Contemporary Tibetan art
    Contemporary Tibetan art
    Contemporary Tibetan art refers to the art of modern Tibet, or Tibet after 1950. It can also refer to art by the Tibetan diaspora, which is explicitly political and religious in nature...

  • Cuisine of Tibet
    Cuisine of Tibet
    Tibetan cuisine reflects local climes and customs. Few crops grow at the high altitudes that characterize Tibet, although a few areas in Tibet are low enough to grow such crops as rice, oranges, bananas, and lemon. The most important crop is barley. Flour milled from roasted barley, called tsampa,...

  • Culture of Tibet


  • Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama
    The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word далай meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word bla-ma meaning "teacher"...

  • Dharamsala
    Dharamshala or Dharamsala is a city in northern India. It was formerly known as Bhagsu; it is the winter seat of government of the state of Himachal Pradesh and the district headquarters of the Kangra district....

  • Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
  • Dhvaja
    Dhvaja , meaning banner or flag. The Dhvaja is comprised amongst the Ashtamangala, the 'eight auspicious symbols'.-In Hinduism:...

  • Dongkha La
  • Drepung Monastery
    Drepung Monastery
    Drepung Monastery ,, located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is one of the "great three" Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet...

  • Dzogchen
    According to Tibetan Buddhism and Bön, Dzogchen is the natural, primordial state or natural condition of the mind, and a body of teachings and meditation practices aimed at realizing that condition. Dzogchen, or "Great Perfection", is a central teaching of the Nyingma school also practiced by...


  • Fenghuoshan tunnel
    Fenghuoshan tunnel
    The Fenghuoshan Tunnel is the highest railway tunnel in the world. It is 1,338 metres long, and stands 4,905 meters above sea level...

  • Flag of Tibet
    Flag of Tibet
    The Tibetan flag, also known as the 'snow lion flag' and the 'Free Tibet flag', was a flag of the military of Tibet, introduced by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1912 and used in the same capacity until 1959. Designed with the help of a Japanese, it reflects the design motif of Japanese military's Rising...

  • Foreign relations of Tibet
    Foreign relations of Tibet
    The Foreign relations of Tibet are documented from the 7th century onward, when Buddhism was introduced by missionaries from India. The Tibetan Empire sparred with Tang China for control over territory, but relations became good with a peace marriage...

  • Four harmonious animals
    Four harmonious animals
    The four harmonious animals figure is a Buddhist legend which can often be found as subject in Tibetan art.This is a popular Tibetan scene which is often found as wall painting in Tibetan religious buildings and represents an elephant standing under a fruit tree carrying a monkey, a hare and a bird...

  • Free Tibet Campaign
    Free Tibet Campaign
    Free Tibet or Free Tibet Campaign is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1987 and based in London, England. It stands for the rights of Tibetans to determine their own future and campaigns for "an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the fundamental human rights of...

  • Freedom in Exile
    Freedom in Exile
    Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama is the second autobiography of the 14th Dalai Lama, released in 1991. The Dalai Lama's first autobiography, My Land and My People, was published in 1962, a few years after he reestablished himself in India and before he became an international...


  • Ganden Tripa
    Ganden Tripa
    The Ganden Tripa or Gaden Tripa is the title of the spiritual leader of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, the school which controlled central Tibet from the mid-17th century until 1950s. He is identical with the respective abbot of Ganden Monastery...

  • Gansu
    ' is a province located in the northwest of the People's Republic of China.It lies between the Tibetan and Huangtu plateaus, and borders Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and Ningxia to the north, Xinjiang and Qinghai to the west, Sichuan to the south, and Shaanxi to the east...

  • Garpon
    A garpon is historically a local or regional leader in Tibet and parts of Ladakh who has command and prominence over a district or area. He is highly regarded by the people and respected as a governor although his power and authority is informal in a given area. Ultimate leadership and spiritual...

  • Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
    Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
    Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is an autonomous prefecture in Sichuan whose capital is Kangding . It is sometimes spelled as "Kardze" by non-government sources....

  • Gauri Sankar
    Gauri Sankar
    Gauri Sankar is a mountain in the Himalayas, the second highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal, behind Melungtse...

  • Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
    Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
    Gedhun Choekyi Nyima is, according to the 14th Dalai Lama, the eleventh Panchen Lama of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Lhari County, Tibet. On May 14, 1995, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was named the 11th Panchen Lama by the 14th Dalai Lama...

  • Gedun Drub
  • Gendun Gyatso
  • Geluk
  • Geography of Tibet
    Geography of Tibet
    The geography of Tibet consists of the high mountains, lakes and rivers lying between Central, East and South Asia. Traditionally, Western sources have regarded Tibet as being in Central Asia, though today's maps show a trend toward considering all of modern China, including Tibet, to be part of...

  • Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
  • Golmud
    Golmud , sometimes transliterated as Ge'ermu or Geermu, is a county-level city in Qinghai Province, Western China. Administrated by Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, it is the second largest city in Qinghai and the third largest in the Tibetan Plateau . The population is now about...

  • Government of Tibet in Exile
  • Güüshi Khan
  • Gyachung Kang
    Gyachung Kang
    Gyachung Kang is a mountain in the Mahalangur Himal section of the Himalaya, and is the highest peak between Cho Oyu and Mount Everest . It lies on the border between Nepal and China...

  • Gyaincain Norbu


  • Heinrich Harrer
    Heinrich Harrer
    Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author.He is best known for his books Seven Years in Tibet and The White Spider .-Athletics:...

  • Himalayas
    The Himalaya Range or Himalaya Mountains Sanskrit: Devanagari: हिमालय, literally "abode of snow"), usually called the Himalayas or Himalaya for short, is a mountain range in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau...

  • Historical money of Tibet
    Historical money of Tibet
    The use of historical money in Tibet started in ancient times, when Tibet had no coined currency of its own. Bartering was common, gold was a medium of exchange, and shell money and stone beads were used for very small purchases...

  • History of Tibet
    History of Tibet
    Tibetan history, as it has been recorded, is particularly focused on the history of Buddhism in Tibet. This is partly due to the pivotal role this religion has played in the development of Tibetan, Mongol, and Manchu cultures, and partly because almost all native historians of the country were...

  • History of European exploration in Tibet
    History of European exploration in Tibet
    Tibet has attracted European missionaries and explorers for over 500 years. The location of Tibet, deep in the Himalaya mountains, made travel to Tibet extraordinarily difficult at any time, in addition to the fact that it traditionally was forbidden to all western foreigners...

  • Hoh Xil
  • Hu Jintao
    Hu Jintao
    Hu Jintao is the current Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of China. He has held the titles of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China since 2002, President of the People's Republic of China since 2003, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2004, succeeding Jiang...

  • Hu Yaobang
    Hu Yaobang
    Hu Yaobang was a leader of the People's Republic of China who served as both Chairman and Party General Secretary. Hu joined the Chinese Communist Party in the 1930s, and rose to prominence as a comrade of Deng Xiaoping...

  • Human rights in Tibet
    Human rights in Tibet
    Human rights in Tibet are a contentious political issue.Pre-1950 Tibet has been described as a society in which the concept of human rights was unknown: it was ruled by a theocracy, beset by serfdorm and a form of slavery, had a caste-like social hierarchy, lacked a proper judicial system, enforced...


  • Ladakh
    Ladakh is a region of Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state of the Republic of India. It lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent...

  • Ladakhi language
    Ladakhi language
    The Ladakhi language , now also called Bhoti, and by linguists more generally called Western Archaic Tibetan when the Balti and Burig or Purig or Purki dialects are included, is the predominant language in the Ladakh region of the Jammu and Kashmir state of India, and is also spoken in Baltistan...

  • Lama
    Lama is a title for a Tibetan teacher of the Dharma. The name is similar to the Sanskrit term guru .Historically, the term was used for venerated spiritual masters or heads of monasteries...

  • Lhasa
    Lhasa is the administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China and the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining. At an altitude of , Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world...

  • Lhazang Khan
  • Lhoba
    Lhoba is a term of obscure origin which has come to apply to a diverse amalgamation of Tibeto-Burman tribespeople living in and around "Pemako" , including Mainling, Medog, Zayü counties of Nyingchi Prefecture and Lhünzê County of Shannan Prefecture...

  • Losar
    Losar is the Tibetan word for "new year." lo holds the semantic field "year, age"; sar holds the semantic field "new, fresh". Losar is the most important holiday in Tibet....

  • Lobsang Gyatso


  • Makalu
    Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at and is located southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China...

  • Melungtse
    Melungtse is the highest mountain of the Rolwaling Himal in the Himalayas.The peak has a long summit ridge capped by the east summit and the west summit, also known as Melungtse II, 7,023m...

  • Mekong
    The Mekong is a river that runs through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is the world's 10th-longest river and the 7th-longest in Asia. Its estimated length is , and it drains an area of , discharging of water annually....

  • Monpa language
    Monpa language
    Tawang is one of the Monpa languages of the East Bodish family. It is spoken in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, claim by Tibet as a part of Lho-kha Sa-khul. It is quite distinct from non-Eastern Tibetan languages, though it shares many similarities with Bumthang...

  • Monpa people
  • Monpa language
    Monpa language
    Tawang is one of the Monpa languages of the East Bodish family. It is spoken in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, claim by Tibet as a part of Lho-kha Sa-khul. It is quite distinct from non-Eastern Tibetan languages, though it shares many similarities with Bumthang...

  • Mount Everest
    Mount Everest
    Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain, with a peak at above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. The international boundary runs across the precise summit point...

  • Music of Tibet
    Music of Tibet
    The music of Tibet reflects the cultural heritage of the trans-Himalayan region, centered in Tibet but also known wherever ethnic Tibetan groups are found in India, Bhutan, Nepal and further abroad...

  • Mustang (kingdom)
    Mustang (kingdom)
    Mustang is the former Kingdom of Lo and now part of Nepal, in the north-central part of that country, bordering the People's Republic of China on the Tibetan plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang...


  • Nagqu
    Nagchukha, or Chinese transliteration: Naqu , is a small town in northern Tibet, seat of the Nagqu Prefecture approximately 250 kilometers north-east of the capital Lhasa, in the People's Republic of China....

  • Nangma
    Nangma is a genre of Tibetan dance music closely related to Toeshey. The word Nangma derives from the Persian word Naghma meaning melody. Both a band and a nightclub have been named after it. "Nangma" is the name of a four-person, traditional Tibetan band dedicated to these two styles of music...

  • National Democratic Party of Tibet
    National Democratic Party of Tibet
    National Democratic Party of Tibet is the only political party created by and for Tibetans "in exile"....

  • Ngari
  • Norbulingka
    Norbulingka is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, Tibet, built from 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959...

  • Nyingchi Prefecture
    Nyingchi Prefecture
    Nyingchi Prefecture is a prefecture in southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region in western China. The Chinese government claims South Tibet, which is currently governed by India, as part of the prefecture....

  • Nyingma
    The Nyingma tradition is the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism . "Nyingma" literally means "ancient," and is often referred to as Nga'gyur or the "old school" because it is founded on the first translations of Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit into Tibetan, in the eighth century...


  • Padmasambhava
    Padmasambhava ; Mongolian ловон Бадмажунай, lovon Badmajunai, , Means The Lotus-Born, was a sage guru from Oddiyāna who is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet and neighbouring countries in the 8th century...

  • Panchen Lama
    Panchen Lama
    The Panchen Lama , or Bainqên Erdê'ni , is the highest ranking Lama after the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism...

  • Pangong Tso
    Pangong Tso
    Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about . It is long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is wide at its broadest point...

  • Pema Chodron
    Pema Chödrön
    Pema Chödrön is a notable American figure in Tibetan Buddhism. A disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, she is an ordained nun, author, and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage which Trungpa founded....

  • Pearl Waterfall
  • Phagspa
    Phags-pa can refer to:* Drogön Chögyal Phagpa, a Tibetan lama who invented a new script** 'Phags-pa script, his invention...

  • Politics in Tibet
  • Potala Palace
    Potala Palace
    The Potala Palace is located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It was named after Mount Potala, the abode of Chenresig or Avalokitesvara...

  • Princess Wencheng
    Princess Wencheng
    Princess Wencheng was a niece of the powerful Emperor Taizong of China's Tang Dynasty, who left China in 640, according to records, arriving the next year in Tibet to marry the thirty-seven year old Songtsän Gampo the thirty-third king of the Yarlung Dynasty of Tibet, in a marriage of...


  • Sakya
    The Sakya school is one of four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the others being the Nyingma, Kagyu, and Gelug...

  • Saptakoshi River
    Saptakoshi River
    Saptakoshi River is an important river flowing into the Koshi River basin. It originates in the Tibetan mountains at an altitude of 5,646 metres. Fishing is an important enterprise on the river but the fishing resources are being depleted and the younger fishermen are leaving for other areas of work....

  • Sanga Monastery
    Sanga Monastery
    Sanga Monastery is a small Buddhist monastery located in the vicinity of Lhasa, Tibet. Sanga or Sangha is a word in Sanskrit that can be translated roughly as monastic "association" or "assembly" - possessing some high degree of realization, referred to as the arya-sangha or 'noble sangha'...

  • Seven Years in Tibet
    Seven Years in Tibet
    Seven Years in Tibet is an autobiographical travel book written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951 during the Second World War and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded Tibet in...

  • Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet
    Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet
    The Agreement of the Central People's Government and the Local Government of Tibet on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet, or the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet for short, is the document by which the delegates of the 14th Dalai Lama allegedly reached an...

  • Sherpa (people)
  • Shigatse
    Shigatse is a county-level city and the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region , People's Republic of China, with a population of 92000, about southwest of Lhasa and northwest of Gyantse...

  • Shishapangma
    Xixabangma, frequently spelled Shishapangma or Shisha Pangma , also called Gosainthān , is the fourteenth-highest mountain in the world and, at 8,013 m , the lowest of the eight-thousanders...

  • Sichuan
    ' , known formerly in the West by its postal map spellings of Szechwan or Szechuan is a province in Southwest China with its capital in Chengdu...

  • Sikkim
    Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayan mountains...

  • Sky burial
    Sky burial
    Sky burial, or ritual dissection, is a funerary practice in Tibet, wherein a human corpse was incised in certain locations and placed on a mountaintop, exposing it to the elements and animals – especially to predatory birds. The locations of preparation and sky burial are understood in the...

  • Social classes of Tibet
    Social classes of Tibet
    There were three main social groups in Tibet prior to 1959, namely ordinary laypeople , lay nobility , and monks...

  • Songtsän Gampo
  • Sonam Gyatso
  • South Tibet
    South Tibet
    The Arunachal Pradesh dispute is a territorial dispute over the region located on the middle of the Yarlung Zangbo River, 300 km north of the Himalayas. It is entirely administered by India as part of its Arunachal Pradesh state; China claims it as a part of its Tibet Autonomous Region and...

  • South Tibet Valley


  • Tangut
    The Tangut identified with the state of Western Xia were traditionally thought of as a Qiangic-speaking people who moved to northwestern China sometime before the 10th century CE. Recent research indicated that the term "Tangut" most likely derives from Chinese Donghu; "-t" in the Mongolian...

  • Tenzin Gyatso
  • The Art of Happiness
    The Art of Happiness
    The Art of Happiness is a book by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, a psychiatrist who posed questions to the Dalai Lama...

  • Thenthuk
    Thenthuk is a very common noodle soup, especially in Amdo, Tibet where it is served as dinner and sometimes lunch. The main ingredients are wheat flour dough, mixed vegetables and some pieces of mutton or yak meat...

  • Thokcha
    'Thokcha' "sky-iron" are tektites and meteorites which are often high in iron content, refer Iron meteorite. The usage of meteoric iron is common in the history of ferrous metallurgy. Historically, thokchas were held in esteem for sacred metallurgical fabrication of weapons, musical instruments...

  • Thonmi Sambhota
    Thonmi Sambhota
    Thonmi Sambhota [bhrahmi samhita; localized form of ]is traditionally regarded as the creator of the Tibetan script and author of the Sum cu pa and Rtags kyi 'jug pa in the 7th century AD. Thonmi Sambhota is not mentioned in any of the Old Tibetan Annals or other ancient texts, although the Annals...

  • Tibet
    Tibet is a plateau region in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpas, Qiang, and Lhobas, and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han and Hui people...

  • Tibet Autonomous Region
    Tibet Autonomous Region
    The Tibet Autonomous Region , Tibet or Xizang for short, also called the Xizang Autonomous Region is a province-level autonomous region of the People's Republic of China , created in 1965....

  • Tibet Mirror
    Tibet Mirror
    The Tibet Mirror is the English name of a Tibetan-language newspaper that was published in Kalimpong, India, from 1925 to 1962 and circulated in Tibet...

  • Tibet Vernacular Paper
    Tibet Vernacular Paper
    The Tibet Vernacular paper is the first modern newspaper to have been established in Tibet. Written in both Tibetan and Chinese, it was founded in April 1909 by amban Lian Yu, and his deputy Zhang Yintang, in the final years of the Qing Dynasty...

  • Tibetan alphabet
  • Tibetan art
    Tibetan art
    Tibetan art refers to the art of Tibet. For more than a thousand years, Tibetan artists have played a key role in the cultural life of Tibet. From designs for painted furniture to elaborate murals in religious buildings, their efforts have permeated virtually every facet of life on the Tibetan...

  • Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • Tibetan Buddhism
    Tibetan Buddhism
    Tibetan Buddhism is the body of Buddhist religious doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet and certain regions of the Himalayas, including northern Nepal, Bhutan, and India . It is the state religion of Bhutan...

  • Tibetan Buddhist canon
    Tibetan Buddhist canon
    The Tibetan Buddhist canon is a loosely defined list of sacred texts recognized by various sects of Tibetan Buddhism. In addition to sutrayana texts from Early Buddhist and Mahayana sources, the Tibetan canon includes tantric texts...

  • Tibetan calendar
    Tibetan calendar
    The Tibetan calendar is a lunisolar calendar, that is, the Tibetan year is composed of either 12 or 13 lunar months, each beginning and ending with a new moon. A thirteenth month is added every two or three years, so that an average Tibetan year is equal to the solar year.The Tibetan New Year...

  • Tibetan cheese
    Tibetan cheese
    Tibetan cheese is an important part of Tibetan cuisine. Soft cheese curds resembling cottage cheese, made from buttermilk, are called chura loenpa . Hard cheese is called chura kampo. Extra hard cheese, made from solidified yoghurt, is called chhurpi, and is also found in Sikkim and Nepal...

  • Tibetan culture
    Tibetan culture
    Tibetan culture developed under the influence of a number of factors. Contact with neighboring countries and cultures- including Nepal, India and China - have influenced the development of Tibetan culture, but the Himalayan region's remoteness and inaccessibility have preserved distinctive local...

  • Tibetan diaspora
    Tibetan diaspora
    The Tibetan diaspora is a term used to refer to the communities of Tibetan people living outside Tibet. Tibetan emigration happened in two waves: one in 1959 following the 14th Dalai Lama's self-exile in India, and the other in the 1980s when Tibet was opened to trade and tourism. The third wave...

  • Tibetan festivals
    Tibetan Festivals
    In Tibet, the Tibetan calendar lags approximately four to six weeks behind the solar calendar. For example the Tibetan First Month usually falls in February, the Fifth Month June or early July and the Eight Month in September.-Losar:...

  • Tibetan independence movement
  • Tibetan languages
  • Tibetan literature
    Tibetan literature
    Tibetan literature generally refers to literature written in the Tibetan language since the invention of the Indic-style script in the mid 7th century...

  • Tibetan Muslims
    Tibetan Muslims
    The Tibetan Muslims, also known as the Kachee , form a small minority in Tibet. Despite being Muslim, they are classified as Tibetans, unlike the Hui Muslims, who are also known as the Kyangsha or Gya Kachee...

  • Tibetan people
    Tibetan people
    The Tibetan people are an ethnic group that is native to Tibet, which is mostly in the People's Republic of China. They number 5.4 million and are the 10th largest ethnic group in the country. Significant Tibetan minorities also live in India, Nepal, and Bhutan...

  • Tibetan Plateau
    Tibetan Plateau
    The Tibetan Plateau , also known as the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau is a vast, elevated plateau in Central Asia covering most of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai, in addition to smaller portions of western Sichuan, southwestern Gansu, and northern Yunnan in Western China and Ladakh in...

  • Tibetan prayer wheel
    Tibetan prayer wheel
    Prayer Wheels are widely used in Tibet and areas where Tibetan culture is predominant.-Hand prayer wheel:The most common form of these objects are hand prayer wheels which consist in a metal cylinder and a handle which also serves as axis around which the cylinder can revolve, being set in motion...

  • Tibetan resistance movement
  • Tibetan rug
    Tibetan rug
    Tibetan rug making is an ancient, traditional craft. Tibetan rugs are traditionally made from Tibetan highland sheep's wool, called changpel. Tibetans use rugs for many purposes ranging from flooring to wall hanging to horse saddles, though the most common use is as a seating carpet...

  • Tibetan skar
    Tibetan skar
    The Tibetan skar was a weight unit representing a 100th part of one srang or the 10th part of one sho . The term was also used to refer to monetary units in the first half of the 20th century when copper coins were issued which had the denominations 1/2, 1, 2 and half, 5 and 7 and half skar...

  • Tibetan srang
    Tibetan srang
    The srang was a currency of Tibet between 1909 and 1959. It circulated alongside the tangka until the 1950s. It was divided into 10 sho, each of 10 skar, with the tangka equal to 15 skar ....

  • Tibetan tsakli
    Tibetan tsakli
    Tsakli are Tibetan miniature paintings, normally produced as thematic groups or sets, which are used in rituals. Examples of this miniature art are also known from Mongolia...

  • Tibetan Uprising Day
    Tibetan Uprising Day
    Tibetan Uprising Day, observed on March 10, commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the presence of the People's Republic of China in Tibet...

  • Traditional Tibetan medicine
    Traditional Tibetan medicine
    Traditional Tibetan medicine is a centuries-old traditional medical system that employs a complex approach to diagnosis, incorporating techniques such as pulse analysis and urinalysis, and utilizes behavior and dietary modification, medicines composed of natural materials and physical therapies...

  • Treaty between Tibet and Mongolia (1913)
  • Toeshey
    Toeshey is a genre of traditional Tibetan dance music closely related to Nangma....

  • Tsozong


  • Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo
    Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo
    Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo is the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet and Li Jie, a Han Chinese who was a doctor in the People's Liberation Army...

  • Yamdrok Lake
    Yamdrok Lake
    Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet . It is over long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end....

  • Yangbajing tunnel
    Yangbajing tunnel
    The Yangbajing Tunnel is the longest tunnel of some 3,345-metres long of the Qinghai–Tibet Railway which links Xining with Lhasa across the high Tibetan Plateau of north-east China. It is 4,264 metres above sea level and located 80 kilometres NW of the Tibetan regional capital, Lhasa....

  • Yang Chuantang
    Yang Chuantang
    Yang Chuantang is the vice-director of the National Commission of Ethnic Affairs of the People's Republic of China.-Biography:He joined the Communist Youth League and then the Communist Party of China in 1976...

  • Yungchen Lhamo
    Yungchen Lhamo
    Yungchen Lhamo is a Tibetan singer-songwriter and currently living in exile in New York City. She has won an Australian Record Industry Association award for best Folk/World/Traditional album, and was then signed by Peter Gabriel's Realworld Record label.She has performed with Billy Corgan and...

  • Yunnan
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