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Ti·bet

 (tə-bĕt′) or Xi·zang (shē′dzäng′)
An autonomous region of western China between the Himalaya and Kunlun Mountains. A center of Lamaist Buddhism, Tibet flourished as a kingdom in the 7th century. Following periods of Han, Mongol, and Manchu rule, it proclaimed independence in 1913 from the Qing Dynasty and fell under Chinese control in the 1950s. Lhasa is the capital.

Tibet

(tɪˈbɛt)
n
(Placename) an autonomous region of SW China; formerly a theocracy and the centre of Lamaism: Europeans strictly excluded in the 19th century; invaded by China in 1950; rebellion (1959) against Chinese rule suppressed and the Dalai Lama fled to India; military rule imposed (1989–90) after continued demands for independence; consists largely of a vast high plateau between the Himalayas and Kunlun Mountains. Capital: Lhasa. Pop: 2 700 000 (2003 est). Area: 1 221 601 sq km (471 660 sq miles). Chinese names: Xizang Autonomous Region or Sitsang

Ti•bet

(tɪˈbɛt)

n.
an autonomous region in SW China, on a plateau N of the Himalayas: average elevation ab. 16,000 ft. (4877 m). 2,360,000; 471,660 sq. mi. (1,221,600 sq. km). Cap.: Lhasa. Chinese, Xizang.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tibet - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of ChinaTibet - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Lamaism, Tibetan Buddhism - a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language - the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
capital of Tibet, Forbidden City, Lassa, Lhasa - the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Changtzu - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (24,780 feet high)
Everest, Mount Everest, Mt. Everest - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
Gosainthan - a mountain in the Himalayas in Tibet (26,290 feet high)
Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas - a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
Kanchanjanga, Kanchenjunga, Kinchinjunga, Mount Kanchenjunga - a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
Lhotse - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (27,890 feet high)
Makalu - a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
Nuptse - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (25,726 feet high)
Sherpa - a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers
Translations
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チベット
티베트
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ประเทศธิเบต
Tây Tạng

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The ambassador of the King of Tibet, followed by twenty retainers, seeing the Prime Minister pass, stopped him, and asked for provisions.
I'd promised Merivale to go to Tibet for a snow leopard in the spring.
I travelled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhassa, and spending some days with the head lama.
Geneva [Switzerland], Mar 10 ( ANI ): Over a thousand Tibetans, living in Europe, gathered outside the United Nations in Geneva to protest against the Chinese government, urging the organisation to send a fact-finding mission to Tibet.
Tashi Tsering, head of the association and chairperson of the Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan, told CNA that exiled Tibetans have never given up hope of returning to their homeland and of seeing the return of the Dalai Lama.
CSCEC signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Peoples Government of Tibetan Autonomous Region, to carry out the guidelines proposed on the CPC Central Committee Sixth World Conference on Tibet, and enhance support to construction of Tibet.
Bai Weisan, President of Tibet Airlines, said: "We are extremely excited to receive our first widebody airliner - an enhanced A330 from Airbus and are very confident at its high-altitude performance.
Panchen Lama said he will work hard to help develop Tibet and lift its people out of poverty, after he was elected to the post in a meeting of the fund's directors Saturday.
China was represented by its plenipotentiary Ivan Chen or Chen I'fan, Tibet by Lonchen Shastra and the British Sir A Henry McMahon, Foreign Secretary, Govt of India and an authority on demarcation of border as well as a skilled Arbitrator.
Authors Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper tell the country's story from the fifth century BC, when Herodotus wrote of a land of giant gold-prospecting ants, to today's unfinished business of 'how Chinese might and guile conquered Tibet and how the Tibetan story lives on'.
Aside from works from this author, see: Kenneth Conboy and James Morrison, The CIA's Secret War in Tibet (Lawrence, Kansas, 2002); Melvyn C.
New York-based protestors, Students for a Free Tibet, viewed this event as an opportunity voice their concerns over the Lhasa hotel which has been slated to open in 2014 after some delays.

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