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Sherpa

noun Sher·pa \ˈsher-pə, ˈshər-\

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

Full Definition of SHERPA

:  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 of SHERPA

of Tibetan origin; akin to Tibetan (Central dialects) shārba, shārpo easterner, Sherpa
First Known Use: 1847

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