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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a traditionally Buddhist people of Tibetan descent living on the southern side of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal and Sikkim. In modern times Sherpas have achieved world renown as expert guides on Himalayan mountaineering expeditions.

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  • proper n. A Himalayan ethnic group living in Nepal and Tibet.
  • proper n. The Southern Tibetan language of this group.

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  • n. a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers

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