Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

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by John Vincent Bellezza
Edited by Geoffrey Barstow, Mickey Stockwell and Michael White
Tibetan & Himalayan Library
Published under the THL Digital Text License.

English equivalents

In the following tables of sites, English equivalents of the Tibetan word elements are provided wherever appropriate. The rendering of names into English, however, should not be viewed as a translation (the conveyance of precise semantic values) per se. Without a clear etymological context, based on local tradition (legends, myths, history, etc.), the signification of toponyms cannot be determined with any degree of certainty. In fact, the meaning of place names may vary greatly from the sum of their individual word elements. In some cases, informants could be queried on the significance of place names and the oral traditions associated with them. The information thus received has been used to properly select the English equivalents of the Tibetan word elements. Where there is doubt surrounding the accuracy of the English equivalents provided, they are designated: (?).

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Note Citation for Page

John Vincent Bellezza, (Charlottesville, VA: Tibetan & Himalayan Library, 2010), .

Bibliographic Citation

John Vincent Bellezza. . Charlottesville, VA: Tibetan & Himalayan Library, 2010.