Tibetan Nationality in Brief

​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.

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