The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 25
Photo 25 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa fire container
Makal (मकल) refers to a “fire container of copper which is used to keep the dish pot warm”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Makala.
The text in Devanagari reads:
मकल - खानाको भांडो/भाण्डो तातो राख्न प्रयोग गरिने तामाको अगेना
makala - khānāko bhāṃḍo/bhāṇḍo tāto rākhna prayoga garine tāmāko agenā.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
... [makal] - khanako bhamdo/bhando tato rakhna ... [prayog] garine tamako agena.
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.