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Tibetan

or Thibetan

[ti-bet-n] /tɪˈbɛt n/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Tibet, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a member of the people native to or inhabiting Tibet.
3.
the Sino-Tibetan language of Tibet, especially in its standard literary form.
Origin of Tibetan
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50; Tibet + -an
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  • It was on the Tibetan pattern, with picturesque ornaments in blue.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • The Tibetan woman is, nevertheless, far superior to the Tibetan man.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • The Tarjum then presented the doctor with a roll of Tibetan cloth.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • It was quite sufficient for them to see a Tibetan to crumble into nothing.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • We were then allowed to remain in his tent, guarded by Tibetan soldiers.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
British Dictionary definitions for Tibetan

Tibetan

/tɪˈbɛtən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Tibet, its people, or their language
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Tibet
3.
the language of Tibet, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family
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