Tibetan

noun Ti·bet·an \ tə-ˈbe-tᵊn \

Definition of Tibetan

1 : a member of the predominant people of Tibet and adjacent areas of Asia; also : the Tibeto-Burman language of the Tibetan people
2 : a native inhabitant of Tibet

Tibetan

adjective

First Known Use of tibetan

1822

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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