The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 28
Photo 28 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa clothes hanger
Manja Gelsa (मन्जा गेल्सा) refers to a “traditional wooden clothes hanger”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Manjagelsa, Manjā Gelsā or Manjāgelsā (मन्जागेल्सा).
The text in Devanagari reads:
मन्जा गेल्सा - परम्परागत काठको लुगा झुण्डाउने
manjā gelsā - paramparāgata kāṭhako lugā jhuṇḍāune.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
manja gelsa - paramparagata [paramparagat] kathako luga jhundaune.
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.