The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 10
Photo 10 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa utensils: Sakyu
Sakyu (साक्यू) refers to a “wooden ladle used to make porridge”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Sākyū.
The text in Devanagari reads:
साक्यू - ढिंडो ओढाल्न प्रयोग गरिने दाबिलो
sākyū - ḍhiṃḍo/ḍhiṇḍo oḍhālna prayoga garine dābilo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
sakyu - dhimdo/dhindo odhalna ... [prayog] ... dabilo.
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.