The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 14
Photo 14 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa utensils: Katir
Katir (कटिर) refers to a “copper vessel for kneading mixed flour of parched corn, butter and tea”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Kaṭir, Kaṭira or Katira.
The text in Devanagari reads:
कटिर - पिठो मुच्छन प्रयोग गर्ने तामाको भांडो/भाण्डो
kaṭira - piṭho mucchana prayoga garne tāmāko bhāṃḍo/bhāṇḍo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
katira [katir] - pitho ... [muchchhana prayog] ... tamako 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.