Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What does the national flag of Tibet look like?||Tibet
a mountain with snow lions and red and blue rays over a sun. The flag is outlawed in Tibet.
|There are many organizations worldwide working towards Tibet's Freedom. One is SFT...what does SFT stand for?||Tibet
Students for a Free Tibet. Students for a Free Tibet was formed in August 1994 to speak out on behalf of the Tibetan people. They recognize the historical and legal status of Tibet as an independent country and support the Tibetan people's right to determine their own future. SFT educates campuses and communities about the situation in Tibet and mobilizes people to takes action to assist the Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom.
|The uprising resulted in the flight of the Dalai Lama, members of his government and about 80,000 Tibetans into India, Nepal, and Bhutan. In India the Dalai Lama re-established the Tibetan government...is this government recognized by any nation? (yes or no)||Tibet
no . The government is not recognized by any nation in the world but is regarded as the legitimate government of Tibet by both Tibetans in and outside Tibet. From its base in Dharamsala, a northern Indian town in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Tibetan government, under the leadership of the Dalai Lama, has developed an effective, non-violent resistance to China's continuing occupation of Tibet, a resistance which now encompasses a world-wide movement for the freedom of the Tibetan people.
|What is the date when Tibetan's rose up against the might of their invaders and declared their desire for freedom and independence for the whole of Tibet?||Tibet
March 10, 1959. This movement was initiated by the rank and file of the Tibetan people. China was able to quickly suppress the uprising, but not the spirit of the Tibetan people for freedom from tyranny and injustice.
|Who is the exiled political and religious leader of Tibet?||Tibet
14th Dalai Lama. The 14th Dalai Lama lives in exile in Dharamsala, India. His Holiness is a man of peace. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.
|In October 1950, what country invaded Tibet?||Tibet
China. The turning point of Tibet's history came in early October 1950, when the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China first crossed into Tibet. After defeating the small Tibetan army and occupying half the country, the Chinese government imposed the so-called '17-Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet' on the Tibetan government in May 1951.
|Which is not a major river of Tibet?||Tibet
Khabab. Tibet is Asia's principal watershed and the source of its major rivers. A substantial proportion of river flows in Tibet are stable or base flows coming from ground water and glacial sources. This is in marked contrast to river flows in most neighbouring countries, which are determined by seasonal rainfall patterns.
|What mountain range can be found in Tibet, home of Mount Everest?||Tibet
Himalayas. In 1999, scientists announced they had measured the precise height of Mount Everest - seven feet above the current official elevation. A team of mountaineers determined the elevation to be 29,035 feet after climbing to the summit and using equipment linked to a satellite positioning system.
|What is the average altitude of Tibet?||Tibet
14,000 feet. Covering an area the size of western Europe, Tibet consists of a vast plateau at an average altitude of 14,000 feet. It is one of the most sensitive and unique environments on Earth.
|Tibet is found on which continent?||Tibet
Asia. Tibet lies at the center of Asia, with an area of 2.5 million square kilometers. It is bordered by India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, and China.
It is a lunar calendar. The Tibetan lunar calendar is based on a cycle of 60 years, each named after one of 12 animals and on one of five elements, air, water, fire, earth, and space. Calculated each year by astrologers from the Mentsikhng in Lhasa, the year usually consists of 12 months but an additional year is sometimes added. The first day of the first month is the festival of Losar, the Tibetan New Year.
|What indigenous animal has been domesticated by Tibetan peoples for thousands of years?||Facts about Tibet
Yak. The yak (male) or dri (female) are capable of carrying 50 kilo loads over 5000 meter passes and withstanding temperatures of -30 C. They are used for plowing and their flesh provides meat, milk provides butter and cheese, hide provides leather, and fur provides soft wool for sweaters and coarse wool for tent dwellings.
The Kunlun mountains. The Kunlun mountains extend 2000 kilometers from the Pamirs in the west to the Bayankala and Amnye Machen mountains in the east. The low lying deserts of Central Asia lie beyond.
|The Himalayan mountains form Tibet's southern border. What is the highest mountain there?||Facts about Tibet
Jomolangma. Also know by its English title, Mt. Everest, Jomolangma rises 8848 meters above sea level and is the highest in the world.
1951. A failed uprising was ruthlessly suppressed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army in 1959 which led to the exiling of 100,000 Tibetans to India, Nepal, and Bhutan. The Dalai Lama, leader of the Tibetan people, has been exiled to India since 1959.
|The Tibetan plateau is, on average, how many metres above sea level?||Facts about Tibet
5000. The diverse terrain is intersected by lateral ranges and deep river gorges.
Mahayana Buddhism. The historical Buddha, born in Nepal in the fifth century B.C.E. was named Gautama, an Indian prince. He is usually depicted seated, standing,or reclining. Images of the Buddha are not traditionally regarded as living or divine, but as expressions of ideas to be visualized during meditation.
Marpori. "Marpori" translates as "Red Mountain". The 13 storied palace has 1,000 rooms and houses 200,000 Buddhist images.
Kyi-chu. It is here that the Kyi-chu river valley opens to its fullest extent.
|Physically, the Tibetans resemble many Native American tribes. What other aspect is also similar?||Tibetan Culture
Dance. Both groups have very expressive dance movements. Usually performed in a large circle, these dances tell stories or express emotions. The language are not related nor are the religions. They also have different marriage customs.
|In greetings, Tibetans honor guests by placing a decorative cloth around their neck. What is the name of this ceremonial scarf?||Tibetan Culture
Kata. A kata can be white or yellow. It's often decorated with symbols or Tibetan prayers, but can also be plain. They often give these as a greeting but also to honor performers whom they enjoy.
Yaks. They herd all the above animals but yaks are by far the most numerous. They get most of their milk, meat and butter from yaks.
|One of their most common foods is Tsampa. It is barley mixed with their basic drink. What is this drink?||Tibetan Culture
Butter tea. Butter tea is served hot. You mix in the barley to make a paste. You can add sugar and nuts, although most don't. It's a staple and most often used at breakfast.
Sky burial. In a sky burial, the body is left on a mountain top. The birds come and feast, thus continuing the life cycle.
Lhama . He was exiled in 1959 and lives in India.
Buddhism. It began in India, before Jesus. While a mystic religion called Bon was dominant, Buddhism did not grow much. As it grew in power, it took root with Mongolians who spread it through conquests.
India. Their religion is based in Hinduism, from India. For years, the only educated people were the monks.