The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 3
Photo 3 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Photograph: a Sherpa moving prayer wheel
This photograph depicts “a Sherpa moving prayer wheel (’Mane’)”.
The text in Devanagari reads:
माने घुमाइरहेको शेर्पा
māne ghumāiraheko śerpā.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
mane ghumairaheko [ghumairheko] sherpa.
The Sherpa people refers to one of the indigenous ethnic group from Nepal (the Himalayan regions) who migrated out of Tibet as early as the 13th century. Their religion is Tibetan Buddhism (particularly Nyingma) and they worship mountains as Gods pr protector deities. Sherpas speak Sino-Tibetan which represents a dialect of Tibetan.