Tibet definition by Webster's New World
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autonomous region of SW China, occupying a high plateau area north of the Himalayas: 471,662 sq mi (1,221,600 sq km); pop. 2,220,000; cap. Lhasa
Tibet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A historical region of central Asia between the Himalaya and Kunlun mountains. A center of Lamaist Buddhism, Tibet first flourished as an independent kingdom in the seventh century. It fell under Mongol influence from the 13th to the 18th century and later came under Chinese control (1720).
- See Xizang.
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, Plateau of
An upland region of south-central Asia mostly in Xizang (Tibet) and extending into Xinjiang Uygur, Qinghai, and Sichuan.
Tibet - Cultural Definition
- The Dalai Lama, religious and civil leader of Tibet, was forced into exile in 1959, when the Chinese annexed the country.