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Sherpa British & World English

A member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineering

Sherpa New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

member of a Himalayan people

Tenzing Norgay British & World English

(1914–86), Sherpa mountaineer. In 1953, as members of the British expedition, he and Sir Edmund Hillary were the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest