The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 23
Photo 23 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa utensils wooden container
Pakpur (पाकपुर) refers to a “wooden container to store flour of parched corn/barley”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Pākpur, Pākapura or Pakapura.
The text in Devanagari reads:
पाकपुर - सातु राख्न प्रयोग गर्ने काठको भांडो/भाण्डो
pākapura - sātu rākhna prayoga garne kāṭhako bhāṃḍo/bhāṇḍo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
pakapura [pakpur] - satu rakhna ... [prayog] ... kathako 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.