Sherpa


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Sher·pa

 (shûr′pə)
n. pl. Sherpa or Sher·pas
A member of a traditionally Buddhist people of Tibetan ancestry living on the southern side of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. In modern times Sherpas have achieved renown as high-altitude porters and expert guides on Himalayan mountaineering expeditions.

Sherpa

(ˈʃɜːpə)
n, pl -pas or -pa
(Peoples) a member of a people of Mongolian origin living on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, noted as mountaineers

sherpa

(ˈʃɜːpə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official who makes preparations for or assists a government representative or important delegate at a summit meeting or conference
[C20: from Sherpa, a member of a people noted for providing assistance to mountaineers: from a pun on the different senses of summit]

Sher•pa

(ˈʃɛr pə, ˈʃɜr-)

n., pl. -pas.
1. a member of a people living in the Himalayas of E Nepal, known in the West for their service as porters on climbing and trekking expeditions.
2. the form of Tibetan spoken by the Sherpas.

sherpa

- Literally means "inhabitant of an eastern country."
See also related terms for inhabitant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sherpa - a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineersSherpa - a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Translations

Sherpa

[ˈʃɜːpə] N (Sherpas or Sherpa (pl)) → sherpa mf

Sherpa

nSherpa m

Sherpa

[ˈʃɜːpə] nsherpa m inv
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sara, his climbing partner Alex Txikon from Spain and two sherpas successfully scaled Mount Pumori (7,161 m) without using supplemental oxygen in the region on Saturday (January 20).
It's recognition for the work of the whole team and we hope to take these new developments which have been rewarded to the market in 2018 to help make people's lives easier," said Xabi Uribe-Etxebarria, CEO and Founder of Sherpa.
The Sherpa has front and rear E-shaped couplings to hook up to its load and a remote control joystick is provided at the rear of the vehicle.
New Delhi [India], November 27 ( ANI ): Former Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as India's G 20 Sherpa for the development track surrounding the summit.
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Sherpa Foods Tsampa is made with 100 percent organic and non-GMO ingredients (certification in process), is low glycemic, a good source of protein, offers high levels of dietary fiber, soluble fiber/beta glucan and resistant starch, is an excellent prebiotic for good gut health, and very low in fat, with one-third the fat of oatmeal, say company officials.
While Sherpa does offer an early version written in English, the company hasn't released it to the public yet.
The four Sherpa planes are seen to boost the Coast Guard's monitoring capabilities, and will augment the Islander planes used for maritime patrol missions.
Both Arnold and Strydom were traveling with Seven Summit Treks, and the company's owner, Tashi Lakpa Sherpa told CNN that a heart attack was the suspected cause for Arnold's death.
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The Heated Silky Plush to Sherpa Throw is a convertible cover with a soft plush side reversing to a Sherpa lining.