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|Tibetan||Tibetan people; Tibetan Highlanders||7800000||GO||
The Tibetan people are an ethnic group that is native to Tibet. Tibetans speak the Tibetic languages, many varieties of which are mutually unintelligible. They belong to the Tibeto-Burman languages. The traditional, or mythological, explanation of the Tibetan people's origin is that they are the descendants of the human Pha Trelgen Changchup Sempa and rock ogress Ma Drag Sinmo. It is thought that most of the Tibeto-Burman-speakers in Southwest China, including the Tibetans, are direct descendants from the ancient Qiang.
|Sherpa||Sherpa people; Tibetan Highlanders; Eastern people||276700||GO||
Sherpa are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region of China and Nepal, the Himalayas. Most Sherpa people live in Nepal's eastern regions; however, some live farther west in the Rolwaling valley and in the Helambu region north of Kathmandu. Tengboche is the oldest Sherpa village in Nepal. Sherpa people also live in Tibet, Bhutan, as well as in the Indian states of Sikkim and the northern portion of West Bengal, specifically the district of Darjeeling.