or La·sa, Las·sa
- a city in and the capital of Tibet, in the SE part: sacred city of Lamaism. About 12,000 feet (3650 meters) above sea level.
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They were of a family of high rank from Lasa, and took the title of Gelpo.
A little way beyond it is Manigumba, a village subject to Lasa.
Among continental chess authorities von Heydebrandt und der Lasa (more usually known by his second title) stood pre-eminent.
Of those places called Lasa many instances might be produced.
Lasa ipsa est, qu nunc Callirrho dicitur, ubi aqu calid in Mare Mortuum defluunt.
- a city in SW China, capital of Tibet, at an altitude of 3606 m (11 830 ft): for centuries the sacred city of Lamaism and residence of the Dalai Lamas from the 17th century until 1950; known as the Forbidden City because it was closed to Westerners until the beginning of the 20th century; annexed by China in 1951. The Dalai Lama fled after an unsuccessful revolt against Chinese rule in 1959. Pop: 131 000 (2005 est)