Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (Pinyin): zàng
English Translation1: Zang, Tibetan
Population & Distribution2: Total population is 6,282,187, mainly distributed in the area of Tibetan Autonomous Region, Sichuan Province, Qinghai Province, Gansu Province and Yunnan Province.
Spoken and Written Language: Tibetan language is belongs to the Tibetan branch, the Tibetan-Burmese group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family. There is written system preserved.
Major Industry: Tibetan is mainly engaged in animal husbandry, agriculture. Yak feeding is popular.
Major Religious Beliefs: Tibetans believe in Tibetan Buddhism and nature worship.
Traditional Festivals: Tibetan New Year, hope fruit festival, Shoton Festival, Ghee Lantern Festival, Linka Festival, etc..
Traditional Diet: Tsamba (barley cake), blood sausage, dry meat, buttered tea, barley wine, yurgut.
Traditional Folk Art: Gesar, Sgor-Gzhas, Reba, Qamdo opera and other Tibetan operas.
Traditional Sports: Yak racing, Eerduo, wrestling, throwing, tug of war, archery.
Note 1: The English names of nationalities are compiled according to the usage of the Internet and written materials.
Note 2: The distribution of ethnic population and regions is cited from the computer aggregated data of the 2010 census of China.