Tibetan people

East Asian ethnic group native to Tibet / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Tibetan people?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


The Tibetan people (Tibetan: བོད་པ་, Wylie: bod pa, THL: bö pa; Chinese: 藏族) are an East Asian ethnic group native to Tibet. Their current population is estimated to be around 6.7 million. In addition to the majority living in Tibet Autonomous Region of China, significant numbers of Tibetans live in the Chinese provinces of Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan, as well as in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

Quick facts: .mw-parser-output .uchen{font-family "Jomolha...
Tibetan people
bod pa · 博巴[1]
Total population
c. 6.7 million
Regions with significant populations
Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg China6.3 million[2]
Flag_of_India.svg India182,685 (2011 census)[3]
Flag_of_Nepal.svg   Nepal20,000–40,000[4][5]
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States26,700[6]
Flag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg Canada9,350[7]
Flag_of_Switzerland_%28Pantone%29.svg Switzerland8,000[8] [6]
Flag_of_France.svg France8,000[6]
Flag_of_Bhutan.svg Bhutan5,000[5]
Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg Belgium5,000[6]
Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg Australia & Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg New Zealand1,817[6]
Tibetic languages and Chinese languages
Predominantly Tibetan Buddhism; significant minority of Bon; Christianity, Islam
Related ethnic groups
Sherpa · Qiang · Ngalop · Sharchop · Ladakhis · Baltis · Burig · Kachin · Yi · Bamar · Other Sino-Tibetan-speaking peoples
Quick facts: Tibetan people, Chinese name, Chinese, Transc...
Tibetan people
Chinese name
Tibetan name

The Tibetic languages belong to the Tibeto-Burman language group. The traditional or mythological explanation of the Tibetan people's origin is that they are the descendants of the human Pha Trelgen Changchup Sempa and rock ogress Ma Drag Sinmo. It is thought that most of the Tibeto-Burman speakers in southwest China, including Tibetans, are direct descendants from the ancient Qiang people.[9]

Most Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism, although some observe the indigenous Bon religion and there is a small Muslim minority. Tibetan Buddhism influences Tibetan art, drama and architecture, while the harsh geography of Tibet has produced an adaptive culture of Tibetan medicine and cuisine.