from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a traditionally Buddhist people of Tibetan ancestry living on the southern side of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. In modern times Sherpas have achieved renown as high-altitude porters and expert guides on Himalayan mountaineering expeditions.

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

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


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