Bhotia

noun Bho·tia \ ˈbō-tē-ə , -(ˌ)ä \
variants: or less commonly Bhotiya \ˈbō-tē-ə, -(ˌ)ä\ or Bhutia \ˈbü-tē-ə, -(ˌ)ä\

Definition of Bhotia

plural Bhotia or Bhotias also Bhotiya or Bhotiyas or Bhutia or Bhutias
1 a :the peoples of southern Tibet and Bhutan
b :a member of such peoples
2 a : tibetan
b :any or all of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in Tibet or in the Himalayan region

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Origin and Etymology of bhotia

Sanskrit bhotīya Tibetan (adjective), from Bhota Tibet


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