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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While Kumar, Ghosh, Manikandan K will receive the award for adventure on 'land category', Koli, RameshwerJangra and Sherpa will be honoured with it for their achievements in water, air and lifetime achievement category, respectively.
According to Haidri the 19 mountaineers, who successfully ascended K2 on Thursday include Stafan lvanov (Bulgaria), Klara (Czech Republic), Herbert Diethelm Hellmuth (Germany),Waldemar Dominik Kowalewaski (Poland), Johann Wenzl (Austria), Moeses Fiamoncini (Brazil), Karina Ragazzo Oliani (Brazil), Maximo Gustavo (Argentina), David Roeske (USA), Anja Karena Blacha (Germany), Chhepal Sherpa (Nepal), Nima Thinduk Sherpa (Nepal), Temba Bhote (Nepal), Kasng Dawa Sherpa (Nepal), Dilawar Hussain (Pakistan), Sajid Ali Sadpara (Pakistan), Yousuf Hushe (Pakistan), Ngima Dorchi Sherpa - (Nepal), Mingtemba Sherpa (Nepal).
Klara( Czech republic), Herbert Hellmuth (Germany), Waldemar (Poland), Hans (Austria), Moeses (Brazil), Karina (Brazil), David (USA), Anaya (Germany), Sherpa Chhepal (Nepal), Sherpa Nima Thinduk (Nepal), Sherpa Pemba Thinduk (Nepal), Dilawar (Pakistan), Sazed (Pakistan), Yousuf (Pakistan), Sherpa Ngima Dorchi (Nepal) and Sherpa Mingtemba (Nepal).
The organisation's managing director, Dawa Sherpa, congratulated the team for their successful ascent of K2.
They include Stafanov (Bulgaria), Klara( Czech republic), Herbert Hellmuth (Germany), Waldemar (Poland), Hans (Austria), Moeses (Brazil), Karina (Brazil), David (USA), Anaya (Germany), Sherpa Chhepal (Nepal), Sherpa Nima Thinduk (Nepal), Sherpa Pemba Thinduk (Nepal), Dilawar (Pakistan), Sazed (Pakistan), Yousuf (Pakistan), Sherpa Ngima Dorchi (Nepal) and Sherpa Mingtemba (Nepal).
It seems, some leaders in the former UML and Sherpa had very strong business relations as the CPN headquarters is now functioning from the building owned by the Sherpa family.
Meanwhile, Kami Rita Sherpa, a Nepalese Sherpa has set a record by climbing the summit of Mt.
The company that arranged his trip, Everest Parivar Treks, said: "He died because of weakness amid a hard descent after a long climb." It added he and a sherpa told of feeling ill on the way down.
They were part of hundreds of foreigners and their Sherpa guides attempting to scale Everest and other Himalayan peaks during the popular spring climbing season, when only a few windows of good weather each May allow them the best chance of success.
"However, I don't think such a high number of fatalities will stop people from attempting to climb in the next season," Sherpa said over the phone from Kathmandu -- where he has just returned back from the mountain.
"In that situation, our Sherpa Guides tried to rescue and drag him down towards Camp 4 as quick as they could.
Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, reached the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) summit by the traditional southeast ridge route, tourism department official Mira Acharya said.