The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 7
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Image title: Sherpa utensils: Lota
Lota (लोटा) refers to a “bronze container to drink water”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Loṭā.
The text in Devanagari reads:
लोटा - पानी खोन प्रयोग गर्ने भांदो
loṭā - pānī khona prayoga garne bhāṃdo/bhāṇḍo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
lota - pani khona [khon] prayoga [prayog] garne bhamdo/bhando.
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.