Definitions for tibetantɪˈbɛt n

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ti•bet•antɪˈbɛt n(n.)

  1. a native or inhabitant of Tibet.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a Tibeto-Burman language comprising a broad range of dialects spoken in Tibet and adjacent parts of S and E Asia.

    Category: Peoples

  3. a member of any Tibetan-speaking ethnic group.

    Category: Peoples

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to Tibet, its inhabitants, or Tibetan.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Tibetan:

1740–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tibetan(noun)

    Himalayish language spoken in Tibet

  2. Tibetan(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of Tibet

  3. Tibetan(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Tibet or its people or their language

    "Tibetan monks"

Wiktionary

  1. Tibetan(Noun)

    A native of Tibet

  2. Tibetan(Adjective)

    Pertaining to Tibet, the Tibetan people, culture, or language.

  3. Tibetan(ProperNoun)

    A language of Tibet

Freebase

  1. Tibetan food

    Tibetan cuisine includes the culinary traditions and practices of Tibet and its peoples, many of whom have found refuge in India and Nepal. It reflects the Tibetan landscape of mountains and plateaus and includes influences from neighbors. It is known for its use of noodles, goat, yak, mutton, dumplings, Tibetan cheeses, butter and soups. Sepen is a Tibetan hot sauce. Tibetan crops must be able grow at the high altitudes, although a few areas in Tibet are low enough to grow such crops as rice, oranges, bananas, and lemon. The most important crop in Tibet is barley. Flour milled from roasted barley, called tsampa, is the staple food of Tibet, as well as Sha Phaley. Balep is Tibetan bread eaten for breakfast and lunch. There are various other types of balep bread and fried pies. Thukpa a dinner staple. It consists of noodles of various shapes, vegetables, and meat in broth. Tibetan cuisine is traditionally served with bamboo chopsticks, in contrast to other Himalayan cuisines which are eaten by hand. Small soup bowls are also used by Tibetans, and the rich are known to have used bowls of gold and silver.

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