The Sherpa (ethnic group): photo 38
Photo 38 of 41 in Gallery: The Sherpa (ethnic group)
Image title: Sherpa traditional copper containers
Solok (सोलोक) refers to the “copper containers to put cooked food”. It is a Nepali word which can also be transliterated as Soloka.
The text in Devanagari reads:
सोलोक - खाना राख्ने तामाका भांडाहरु/भाण्डाहरु
soloka - khānā rākhne tāmākā bhāṃḍāharu/bhāṇḍāharu.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
... [solok] - khana rakhne tamaka bhamdaharu/bhandaharu.
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.