from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest China, the capital of Xizang (Tibet). Because of its remoteness and exclusivity as the center of Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa was long closed to foreign visitors and known as "the Forbidden City.” Population: 107,900.
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- proper n. Capital of Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The capital city of Tibet; it is the sacred city of Lamaism.
- n. A breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs; also called Lhasa apso.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs
- n. the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
Even though Lhasa is as far away from Beijing as San Francisco is from Washington DC, the Tibetans in Lhasa must rise and sleep in harmonious lockstep with the Party chiefs at Zhongnanhai.
Originally known as Rasa, Lhasa translates as place of the Gods.
In addition, the Lhasa municipal government is now requiring all outside visitors wishing to stay for more than three daysand less than a month in Lhasa to apply for a temporary residence permit from the police.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage in Lhasa or other parts of Tibet.
It could be felt strongly in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, Chinese state media said.
RW: Dedron is a young woman, 30-something, who lives and works in Lhasa, Tibet.
RW: The painting depicts daily life in Lhasa, the highest capital in the world.
In contrast, the original Sera in Lhasa, Tibet, established in 1417, has just a few hundred.
Some summers ago when I was in Lhasa, I noticed that the sun rose surprisingly late and daylight diffused quite a long while into the evening.
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