Tibet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Of unclear origin, but probably via Persian تبت(tabbat, tobbat). In one proposed etymology the ultimate origin is Tibetan བོད (bod), used in the compound name sTod-bod (pronounced Tö-pöt), meaning “Upper Tibet”.[1] In another proposal, the name comes via Mongolian Töpüt from an alteration of Old Turkic 𐱅𐰇𐰯𐰇(töpü, height, summit).[2]

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  • enPR: tĭ-bĕt', tə-bĕt', IPA(key): /tɪˈbet/, /təˈbet/
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Tibet

  1. The Tibetan Plateau, a plateau region in Central Asia, where the Tibetan people traditionally live, encompassing what is now Tibet Autonomous Region (also called Xizang), most of Qinghai, the western half of Sichuan, a small part of Yunnan and a small part of Gansu in the People's Republic of China, and also the country of Bhutan, and the Indian regions of Sikkim and Ladakh.
    Synonyms: Tibetan Plateau, Tibet Plateau
    • [1693, Robert Morden, “Of China”, in Geography Rectified; or a Description of the World[2], 3rd edition, page 439:
      The Province of Xenſi extends to the Kingdom of Preſter John. Caſcar and Thebet, which the Chineſes in a general Name call Sifan it is a large Province, and is divided into eight Counties, having one hundred and eighty Cities: Sigan is the Metropolis of the whole, ſeated on the River Guei, in a moſt pleaſant and delightful place, of a noble Proſpect, and good Trade.]
    • 1959 February 4, Peter Roberts, Formosa Rallies In Support Of Tibet Rebels (1959)[3], British Pathé, 0:00 from the start:
      A giant rally on Formosa reflects the worldwide concern for Tibet's heroic rebels. Speaking to sixty-thousand people in Taipei, President Chiang Kai-shek says Tibet's resistance foreshadows a vast anti-communist uprising on the mainland of China.
  2. An independent kingdom that formerly existed in Central Asia.
    Synonyms: The Hermit Kingdom, Hermit Kingdom
  3. A common shorthand name for Tibet Autonomous Region, previously mostly coterminous with the independent portion of Tibet until 1950.
    Synonyms: Tibet Autonomous Region, Xizang

Usage notes[edit]

In Tibetan, བོད (bod, Bod) properly refers to the entire plateau region that is translated to English as Tibet or Tibetan Plateau, of which Tibet Autonomous Region (西藏自治區西藏自治区 (Xīzàng Zìzhìqū)) only forms one part. In international media, Tibet is often used as the shorthand name for Tibet Autonomous Region entity. In modern Chinese of the People's Republic of China, 西藏 (Xīzàng) refers to Tibet Autonomous Region (including Arunachal Pradesh administered by India), but is named after Tibetan དབུས་གཙང (Dbus-gtsang or Ü-Tsang), one of the traditional provinces of Tibet that includes the capital Lhasa. Today in the complex politics surrounding Tibet, the use of Tibet for the entire plateau can be offensive to Chinese people particularly in the People's Republic of China, while the use of Tibet exclusively for Tibet Autonomous Region can be offensive to Tibetan people. Additionally, when the term Tibetan Plateau is used consistently instead of Tibet to refer to བོད (bod), it can also be considered insensitive to Tibetan people.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hastings, James (1922) Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics[1], page 331.
  2. ^ Bazin, Louis; Hamilton, James (1991), “L’origine du nom Tibet”, in Ernst Steinkellner, editor, Tibetan History and Language: Studies dedicated to Uray Géza on his seventieth birthday, pages 9–28.

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Tibet

  1. Tibet

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Tibet m

  1. Tibet

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Tibet m

  1. Tibet

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Dutch[edit]

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Tibet n

  1. Tibet

French[edit]

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Tibet m

  1. Tibet

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German[edit]

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Tibet n (genitive Tibets)

  1. Tibet

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Further reading[edit]

  • Tibet” in Duden online

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Interlingua[edit]

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Tibet

  1. Tibet

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Tibet

  1. Tibet (region and autonomous region)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Tibet

  1. Tibet (region and autonomous region)

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Romanian[edit]

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Tibet n

  1. Tibet

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /tǐbet/
  • Hyphenation: Ti‧bet

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Tìbet m (Cyrillic spelling Тѝбет)

  1. Tibet

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Turkish[edit]

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Tibet

  1. Tibet

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