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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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References in classic literature ?
'Welcome, then, O lama from Tibet. Here be the images, and I am here' - he glanced at the lama's face - 'to gather knowledge.
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.
The arrangement allows Air China PhoenixMiles members to earn Status Mileage on all scheduled flights operated by Tibet Airlines and to redeem Award Tickets on all scheduled flights operated and marketed by Tibet Airlines from 1 November 2011.
BoCom will take a 20 percent stake in Bank of Tibet. It has been helping Bank of Tibet with system construction, technique support and staff training.
Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister who almost single-handedly guided India's foreign policy both before and after India's Independence, harbored a generally benign view of China and its intentions in Tibet, despite being aware of the inimical attitude of China's communist leaders toward India and toward him personally.
China invaded Tibet in 1949, forcing the Tibetan government, under the leadership of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, to sign the "Agreement on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet" which states, "the Tibetan people shall return to the big family of the Motherland--the People's Republic of China" (claudearpi.net, Agreement on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet).
Michael Henss is a Swiss art historian who focuses on Asian art--with a stress on Tibet and East Asia.
China invaded Tibet in 1950 and after a failed uprising in March, 1959, the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader, fled to exile in India.
Tibet has a history that dates back to at least the seventh century A.D., with a unique language and culture of its own.

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