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Scripts ལྷ་ས(Tibetan, Dzongkha) Լհասա(Armenian) Лхаса(Bulgarian) ლჰასა(Georgian) ल्हासा(Hindi, Nepali) لهاسا(Persian) Лҳаса(Tajik) لہاسا(Urdu)
Other Forms FormsLasa, Lha Sa
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Meaning & History
From Tibetan ལྷ་ས (lha sa) meaning "land of gods", derived from ལྷ (lha) meaning "deity, god" and ས (sa) meaning "land, earth". Alternatively, it may have been an alteration of Old Tibetan ར་ས (ra sa) meaning "land of goats" or "fortified land" from ར (ra) meaning "goat" or "enclosure" and ས (sa) meaning "land, earth". This is the name of the capital city of the Chinese region of Tibet.