Ti·​bet·​an | \ tə-ˈbe-tᵊn How to pronounce Tibetan (audio) \

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

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Tibetan adjective

First Known Use of Tibetan

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Tibetan was in 1822

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“Tibetan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tibetan. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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