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Sherpa

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noun Sher·pa \ˈsher-pə, ˈshər-\

Simple Definition of Sherpa

  • : a member of a people who live in the Himalayas and who are often hired to help guide mountain climbers and carry their equipment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Sherpa

  1. :  a member of a Tibetan people living on the high southern slopes of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal and known for providing support for foreign trekkers and mountain climbers

Origin and Etymology of sherpa

of Tibetan origin; akin to Tibetan (Central dialects) shārba, shārpo easterner, Sherpa


First Known Use: 1847


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