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

  • adj. Of or relating to Tibet, the Tibetans, or their language or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Tibet.
  • n. A member of a Buddhist people constituting the predominant ethnic population of Tibet and neighboring regions in China, Bhutan, and Nepal, with large displaced populations in India.
  • n. The Tibeto-Burman language of the Tibetans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to Tibet, the Tibetan people, culture, or language.
  • n. A native of Tibet
  • proper n. A language of Tibet

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Tibet (or Thibet), a dependency of China, situated north of India.
  • n. A native of Tibet.
  • n. The language of Tibet. It belongs to the monosyllabic or southeastern Asiatic family.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Himalayish language spoken in Tibet
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Tibet or its people or their language
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Tibet


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