The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 1
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Image title: Photograph: an old Sherpa man
This photograph depicts an old Sherpa man. Sherpa (शेर्पा) can also be transliterated as Śerpā or Serpa.
The text in Devanagari reads:
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
vriddha [vriddh] 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.