a member of a people of Tibetan descent living in the Nepalese Himalayas, who often serve as porters on mountain-climbing expeditions.
a Tibetic language spoken by the Sherpa.
Sometimes sherpa . an expert chosen by a chief executive to assist in preparations for a summit meeting.
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How to use Sherpa in a sentence
For a broader scope, travel companies and organizations have created interactive maps for the entire world, such as Sherpa, the International Air Transport Association and Kayak, the online travel agency.
A sick Sherpa either has to walk into town or spend as much as $3,000—potentially half a year’s income—for a helicopter evacuation to the capital.The COVID-19 Pandemic May Be the Hardest Mountain Nepal's Sherpas Have Ever Had to Climb | Rojita Adhikari / Everest South Base Camp and Kathmandu | May 21, 2021 | Time
Perhaps this is the reason for the air of grim determination hanging over Base Camp, where a 19-year-old Sherpa guide has become one of the latest climbers to be stricken with a cough and a fever.The COVID-19 Pandemic May Be the Hardest Mountain Nepal's Sherpas Have Ever Had to Climb | Rojita Adhikari / Everest South Base Camp and Kathmandu | May 21, 2021 | Time
The Sherpa jackets are perfect right now as it’s getting colder, I have the animal print one.
Pieces include fall and winter essentials like Sherpa jackets and matching sweatsuits.
The Sherpa strike left you with no highest mountain to climb?Now That Everest Is Closed, Check Out These Other Extreme Adventures | Nina Strochlic | May 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When she was 20, she met Lopsang Sherpa, an established mountaineer, who also thought her too tall to marry.
The pride of Kathmandu is a cross-country skier named — I kid you not — Sherpa.The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test. | Kevin Bleyer | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His humility is refreshing; Sherpa himself expects a last-place finish.The Olympics Are Already Two Days Old. This Is Your Test. | Kevin Bleyer | February 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These headlamps, Sher realized, belonged to a team of Sherpa descending to base camp.
British Dictionary definitions for sherpa (1 of 2)
an official who makes preparations for or assists a government representative or important delegate at a summit meeting or conference
British Dictionary definitions for Sherpa (2 of 2)
a member of a people of Mongolian origin living on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Nepal, noted as mountaineers
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