The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 6
Photo 6 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Wooden tea mixture (dongmu)
Dongmu (दोङमु) refers to a “wooden tea mixture” and can also be transliterated as: Doṅamu, Doṅgmu or Donamu.
The text in Devanagari reads:
दोङमु - प्यू, नुन तथा चिया मिसाई ??ल्ने काठको भांडो
doṅamu - pyū, nuna tathā ciyā misāī ??lne kāṭhako bhāṃḍo/bhāṇḍo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
donamu [dongmu] - pyu, ... [nun] tatha ciya misai ... kathako bhamdo/bhando [bhado].
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.