The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 12
Photo 12 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa utensils: Chhajak
Chhajak (छजक) refers to a “brass vessel to sift tea”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Chhajaka, Chajak or Chajaka.
The text in Devanagari reads:
छजक - चिया छान्न प्रयोग गर्ने भांडो/भाण्डो
chajaka - ciyā chānna prayoga garne bhāṃḍo/bhāṇḍo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
... [chhajak] - ciya channa [chhanna] ... [prayog] ... 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.