Tibetan Submitted Place Names

Tibetan names are used by the Tibetan people who live in the region of Tibet in central Asia.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Bal Yul བལ་ཡུལ (Country) Bhutanese, Tibetan
From Bhutanese and Tibetan བལ (bal) meaning "Nepal" and ཡུལ (yul) meaning "country, nation". This is the Bhutanese and Tibetan name for Nepal.
Bhar Ma བྷར་མ (Country) Tibetan
Tibetan form of Burma.
Bod བོད (Region, Political Subdivision & Country) Tibetan, Bhutanese
Possibly from a name that originally referred to the inhabitants of modern-day Nyêmo County in China. The name itself may be related to the Tibetan word བོན (bon) meaning "express, give, offer"... [more]
Chomolungma ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ (Mountain) Tibetan
Tibetan form of Mount Everest.
Druk Yul འབྲུག་ཡུལ་ (Country) Bhutanese, Tibetan
From Tibetan འབྲུག (brug) meaning "thunder dragon" (a mythical creature in Bhutanese and Tibetan mythology) combined with ཡུལ (yul) meaning "country, nation, kingdom". This is the Bhutanese and Tibetan name for Bhutan.
Krung Go ཀྲུང་གོ (Country) Tibetan
Tibetan form of Zhongguo, used as the Tibetan name for China.
Lhasa ལྷ་ས (Settlement) Tibetan, English
Probably 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"... [more]
Lhotse ལྷོ་རྩེ (Mountain) Tibetan
Lhotse is the name of a mountain in Tibet. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan. ... [more]
Mtsho Sngon མཚོ་སྔོན (Body of Water & Political Subdivision) Tibetan
From Tibetan མཚོ (mtsho) meaning "lake, ocean" and སྔོན (sngon) meaning "blue". This is the Tibetan name for Qinghai Lake as well as the Chinese province of Qinghai.
Rgya Gar རྒྱ་གར (Country) Bhutanese, Tibetan
From Bhutanese and Tibetan རྒྱ (rgya) meaning "extent, size, vastness" or "empire" and དཀར (dkar) meaning "white". This is the Bhutanese and Tibetan name for India.
Shangrila (Body of Water) Pakistani, Tibetan
Shangrila is a name of Tibetan origin. The name means "heaven on earth". The name is mainly known in northern Pakistan. The "Shangrila Lake" in northern Pakistan is very famous among the country.
Thimphu ཐིམ་ཕུ (Settlement) Bhutanese, Tibetan, English
From Bhutanese ཐིམ་ (thim) meaning "to sink" and ཕུ་ (phu) meaning "high ground, foothill, upland" or "to fly". This is the name of the capital city of Bhutan.