The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 20
Photo 20 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa bronze plates
Dermang (देरमाङ) refers to “bronze plates used to eat rice, pancakes etc.”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Dermaṅg, Deramaṅga, Deramanga, Deramaṅa or Deramana.
The text in Devanagari reads:
देरमाङ - भात खान प्रोग गर्न चरेसको भांडो
deramāṅa - bhāta khāna proga garna caresako bhāṃḍo/bhāṇḍo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
deramana [dermang] - bhata [bhat] khana [khan] proga [prog] garna [garn] ... 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.