The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 31
Photo 31 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa traditional eathen vessel
Zama (जामा) refers to an “earthen vessel for the preparation of alcohol”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Jāmā or Jama.
The text in Devanagari reads:
जामा - रक्सी पार्न प्रयोग गरिने माटोको भांडो/भाण्डो
jāmā - raksī pārna prayoga garine māṭoko bhāṃḍo/bhāṇḍo.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
jama - raksi parna [parn] ... [prayog] ... matoko 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.