Amdo

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Borrowed from Tibetan ཨ༌མདོ (a mdo).

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Amdo

The three traditional regions of Tibet.
  1. One of the three traditional regions of Tibet, the other two being Ü-Tsang and Kham.
    Tibetan province Amdo was the birthplace of the 14th Dalai Lama.
    • 1889, Sarat Chandra Dás, “Life of Sum-pa Khan-po, also styled Yeśos-Dpal-hbyor, the author of the Reḥumig (Chronological Table)”, in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal[1], volume LVIII, number II, Calcutta, OCLC 1016373343, page 38:
      Rgyal-sras is said to have explained to him in a prophetic manner what he was destined to achieve and how he should proceed to Amdo, for the purpose of founding monasteries and temples there, and also for diffusing Buddhism in China.
    • 1979 March 8, “Tibetan Discontent Grows”, in Congressional Record[2], volume 25, number 4, Washington, D.C.: Government Publishing Office, page 4329:
      When the new reincarnation of the Dalai Lama was discovered in 1938 in Amdo Province a new reincarnation of the Panchen Lama was found in that same year and in the same province.
    • 1981, Tenzin Chodrak, “Seventeen Years in A Chinese Prison”, in SPEARhead[3], number 11, ISSN 0196-7428, OCLC 5897573, page 11:
      The inmates of this vast prison were mostly Chinese. We heard that there used to be 300 Tibetans, all from the Amdo region of Tibet, who were imprisoned for taking up arms against the Chinese around 1956-57. Of the 300 Tibetan prisoners only two were alive in the prison when we arrived.
  2. A county of Nagqu, Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

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