essay

The Sherpas of the Khumbu region

Mount Everest : formation, population and exploration of the Everest region, by Toni Hagen et alLondon • Published In 1963 • Pages: 124-181

By: Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von.

Abstract
This article presents a concise summary of the ethnography of the Sherpas of Khumbu region of Nepal. Specific data deal with historical origins, settlement patterns, agriculture, seasonal nomadism, trade, handicrafts, social and community organization, marriage and family life, property and inheritance, moral concepts and religion, and the monastic life.
Subjects
External migration
Pastoral activities
Tillage
Woven and other interworked fabrics
Clothing manufacture
Settlement patterns
Property system
Inheritance
External trade
Occupational specialization
Ethnic stratification
Arranging a marriage
Nuptials
Community structure
Local officials
General character of religion
Prayers and sacrifices
Prophets and ascetics
culture
Sherpa
HRAF PubDate
2004
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Central Asia
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1991
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Khumbu region in the Mt. Everest area, Nepal
Notes
[by] Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
Includes bibliographical references
LCSH
Sherpa (Nepalese people)