The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 11
Photo 11 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa fire place
Chulo (चुलो) refers to a “fire place (ground oven)”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Culo.
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.