Definition of Tibetan in English:

Tibetan

Line breaks: Ti|bet¦an
Pronunciation: /tɪˈbɛt(ə)n
 
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noun

1A native of Tibet or a person of Tibetan descent.
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  • At current rates of inward migration, native Tibetans will soon become a minority.
  • Thousands of local Qinghai Mongolians and Tibetans were mobilized to participate in the task.
  • Such Indian hospitality, however modest, has greatly helped the Tibetans.
2 [mass noun] The Sino-Tibetan language of Tibet, spoken by about 4 million people in Tibet and in neighbouring areas of China, India, and Nepal.
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  • Nepali is the official language, but Rai and Tibetan are also spoken.
  • To illustrate but one benefit of being educated in India, Tibetans brought up there speak fluent Tibetan - a privilege non-existent to those born elsewhere.
  • He was also an accomplished linguist speaking nine foreign languages including Chinese and Tibetan.

adjective

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Relating to Tibet, its people, or its language.
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  • She slowly learned the Tibetan language, and gained the physical strength and stamina needed for the intensely hard work of milking, churning butter, making dung cakes, fetching water.
  • Then on Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, there will be a full program of Tibetan culture, meditation, sand mandalas and activities for the kids.
  • Himalaya, a new film by author, documentarian, and National Geographic photographer Eric Valli, is finally a feature that delicately captures raw Tibetan culture.

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