Sherpa

noun
Sher·​pa | \ ˈsher-pə How to pronounce Sherpa (audio) , ˈshər- \

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

First Known Use of Sherpa

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sherpa

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

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“Sherpa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sherpa. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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