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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.
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|Noun||1.||Xizang - 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
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
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