Bho·​tia | \ ˈbō-tē-ə, -(ˌ)ä \
variants: or less commonly Bhotiya \ ˈbō-​tē-​ə , -​(ˌ)ä \ or Bhutia \ ˈbü-​tē-​ə , -​(ˌ)ä \
plural Bhotia or Bhotias also Bhotiya or Bhotiyas or Bhutia or Bhutias

Definition of Bhotia

1a : the peoples of southern Tibet and Bhutan
b : a member of such peoples
2a : tibetan
b : any or all of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in Tibet or in the Himalayan region

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History and Etymology for Bhotia

Sanskrit bhotīya Tibetan (adjective), from Bhota Tibet

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“Bhotia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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