The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 15
Photo 15 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa utensils: Thakya (1)
Ṭhakyā (ठक्या) refers to a “traditional tea stand with cup and cover”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Thakya.
The text in Devanagari reads:
ठक्या - चिया राख्ने र छोप्ने भांडो/भाण्डो
ṭhakyā - ciyā rākhne ra chepne bhāṃḍo/bhāṇḍo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
thakya - ciya rakhne ra ... 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.