Definitions for tibetantɪˈbɛt n

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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"


  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


  1. Tibetan food

    Tibetan cuisine includes the culinary traditions and practices of Tibet and its peoples, many of whom reside 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, cheese, butter and soups. Grain, traditionally mostly barley, is the staple food of Tibetans. Meat and dairy products are an indispensable addition. Rice is only cultivated in the lower situated regions in the south of Tibet and is imported mainly. Vegetables and fruits were eaten rarely in Central Tibet until quite recently, because their cultivation was very difficult. Nowadays it is possible to grow these crops due to the construction of greenhouses. Following the different vegetative conditions, the Tibetan cuisine has a big variety. Tibetan crops must be able to 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.

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