Official name Tibet Autonomous Region. an administrative division of China, north of the Himalayas: prior to 1950 a theocracy under the Dalai Lama; the highest country in the world, average elevation about 16,000 feet (4,877 meters). 471,660 square miles (1,221,599 square kilometers). Capital: Lhasa.: Also (Older Spelling) Thi·bet .Also called (Older Spelling) Si·tsang [see-tsahng], /ˈsiˈtsɑŋ/, (Pinyin) Xi·zang [shee-zahng] /ˈʃiˈzɑŋ/ .
Plateau of Tibet, a vast plateau in southern central Asia bounded by the Tarim and Qaidam basin deserts to the north and the Himalayan, Karakoram, and Pamir mountain ranges to the south and west: highest plateau in the world, averaging about 15,000 feet (4,570 meters). 850,000 square miles (2,200,000 square kilometers).: Also called Tibetan Highlands, Roof of the World .
- Ti·bet·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Tibet in a sentence
Last month, a coalition of 180 rights groups called for a boycott of Beijing 2022 because of these abuses, the erosion of political freedoms in Hong Kong and Tibet, and other concerns.There Are Mounting Calls for a Boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Will It Be Effective? | Charlie Campbell / Shanghai | March 9, 2021 | Time
In Athens, demonstrators chanting “Free Tibet” and brandishing protest banners with “Stop Genocide in Tibet” attempted to block a runner carrying the Olympic flame.There Are Mounting Calls for a Boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Will It Be Effective? | Charlie Campbell / Shanghai | March 9, 2021 | Time
Tibet AS-gamma researchers declined to comment on the study.The Milky Way’s newfound high-energy glow hints at the secrets of cosmic rays | Emily Conover | February 2, 2021 | Science News
It also addresses environmental issues, particularly Tibet’s water security after China restricted the flow of key rivers in recent years.How the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation ended up in Congress’s $900 billion relief bill | Paul O'Donnell | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
After leaving Quinoa Corporation, he consulted on various international projects, including an effort to bring quinoa to Tibet.
Some officials in China do recognize that Tibet is a time bomb waiting to explode.
China claims Tibet as its own; but it cannot be moved by the deaths of Tibetans because it knows they are foreign.
China in Tibet has always been, like Britain in India and Spain in the Americas, an alien overlord.
Perhaps encouraged by such accommodative silence, China has tightened its grip over Tibet.
Today, North Korea is believed by some experts to be more accessible to journalists than Tibet.
I shipped for a voyage to Japan and China, and spent several more years trying to penetrate the forbidden fastnesses of Tibet.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
Contrasts are one of the charms of life, and probably in this lies the secret of the charm and attractiveness of Tibet.
In spite of all discomforts, there is a very great charm and fascination about travelling in Tibet.
How much more does the European suffer when he travels in Tibet and seems to need a fresh skin almost every day.
It is always used untanned, for no tanning is ever done in Tibet and any tanned skins always come up from India.
British Dictionary definitions for Tibet
an autonomous region of SW China; formerly a theocracy and the centre of Lamaism: Europeans strictly excluded in the 19th century; invaded by China in 1950; rebellion (1959) against Chinese rule suppressed and the Dalai Lama fled to India; military rule imposed (1989–90) after continued demands for independence; consists largely of a vast high plateau between the Himalayas and Kunlun Mountains. Capital: Lhasa. Pop: 2 700 000 (2003 est). Area: 1 221 601 sq km (471 660 sq miles): Chinese names: Xizang Autonomous Region, Sitsang
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Cultural definitions for Tibet
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