Nov 3, 2012 • For millennia, Tibetan nomads have lived sustainably on the land and are the guardians of Tibet’s fragile environment. At... Read More
The Tibetan people are an ethnic group that is native to Tibet, which is now occupied by the People’s Republic of China. They number 5.4 million. Significant Tibetan minorities also live in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. The Khampas of Tibet are originally from Mongolia.
Tibetans speak the Tibetan language, which belongs to the Sino-Tibetan languages and has many mutually unintelligible dialects. The traditional, or mythological, explanation of the Tibetan people’s origin is that they are the descendants of the monkey Pha Trelgen Changchup Sempa and rock ogress Ma Drag Sinmo. Most Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism, though some observe the indigenous Bön and others are Muslims.
Text adapted from Wikipedia’s article on the Tibetan Peoples
Jun 26, 2012 • Earlier this month, a US-based human rights group condemned the Chinese government’s recently-adopted plan to extinguish what remains of... Read More
Jan 28, 2012 • Tibetan Villagers have successfully halted a controversial mining operation that threatened Kawagebo, one of the most sacred peaks in... Read More
Jun 8, 2011 • For the past 12 weeks, a Tibetan Monastery in the Ngaba area of eastern Tibet has been under siege... Read More
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