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Tibetan culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tibetan culture

Tibetan culture developed under the influence of a number of factors. Contact with neighboring countries and cultures- including Nepal, India, and China-have influenced the development of Tibetan culture, but the Himalayan region's remoteness and inaccessibility have preserved distinct local influences. Buddhism has exerted a particularly strong influence on Tibetan culture since its introduction in the 7th century.

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Tibet

Tibet ( / t ɨ ˈ b [pʰø̀ʔ]; ɛ t / i ; Tibetan: བོད་, Wylie: Bod, pronounced simplified Chinese: 区; traditional Chinese: 區; pinyin: Zàngqū) is a plateau region in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, in the People's Republic of China.

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Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

While Buddhism remains most popular within Asia and India, both branches are now found throughout the world. Estimates of Buddhists worldwide vary significantly depending on the way Buddhist adherence is defined. Estimates range from 350 million to 1.6 billion, with 350-550 million the most widely accepted figure.

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