or Thi·bet·an

[ ti-bet-n ]
/ tɪˈbɛt n /


of or relating to Tibet, its inhabitants, or their language.


a member of the people native to or inhabiting Tibet.
the Sino-Tibetan language of Tibet, especially in its standard literary form.

Origin of Tibetan

First recorded in 1740–50; Tibet + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for tibetan

/ (tɪˈbɛtən) /


of, relating to, or characteristic of Tibet, its people, or their language


a native or inhabitant of Tibet
the language of Tibet, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family
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