Definition of Lhasa

1. Noun. The sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers.

Exact synonyms: Capital Of Tibet, Forbidden City, Lassa
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang

2. Noun. A breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs.
Exact synonyms: Lhasa Apso
Generic synonyms: Terrier

Definition of Lhasa

1. Proper noun. Capital of Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. ¹

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Lhasa apsos
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LiBeB process
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Literary usage of Lhasa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1905)
"Lhasa. An account . . . of Central Tibet and of tlie . . . Mission sent there by the English Government, 1903-4. By P. Landon. 2 vols. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Pundit Nain Singh, who lived at Lhasa continuously from 26th January to 21st ... He also mentions that the river (Kichu Tsangpo) which flows by Lhasa was ..."

3. The Nineteenth Century (1889)
"THE CITY OF Lhasa. IT seems strange that at this advanced period in the world's history there ... Nevertheless the huge city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, ..."

4. Tibet, the Mysterious by Thomas Hungerford Holdich (1906)
"... Century Explorations—Grueber—Capuchin Monks — Their Mission at Lhasa and ... de Putte — His Residence at Lhasa IN estimating the position which Lhasa ..."

5. Tibet: The Country and Its Inhabitants by Fernand Grenard (1904)
"... MARCH ON Lhasa THE MOUNTAIN DESERT THE NAM CHO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE TIBETAN OFFICIALS We go in search of a new route to Lhasa to the south of Cherchen— ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"The titles are as follows :— Tibet. Landon. Twenty-four reproductions of photographs taken during the British Mission to Lhasa, by Percival Landon, ..."

7. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Lhasa to the ... Government that they marched a body of troops towards Lhasa, and extorted from the Lama a tribute of 3 lakhs of rupees (,£30000). ..."

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