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Tibetan

or Thi·bet·an

[ti-bet-n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to Tibet, its inhabitants, or their language.
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noun
  1. a member of the people native to or inhabiting Tibet.
  2. the Sino-Tibetan language of Tibet, especially in its standard literary form.
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Origin of Tibetan

First recorded in 1740–50; Tibet + -an
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Examples from the Web for tibetan

Contemporary Examples of tibetan

Historical Examples of tibetan

  • 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

  • They helped us to get fuel, and brewed tea for me in Tibetan fashion.

    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


British Dictionary definitions for tibetan

Tibetan

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