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Tibet is a non-homogeneous country. Even in the Tibetan Autonomous Region you will find non-Tibetan tribes such as Menba, Loba, Drung, Xiaerba and others. Historically, Tibet ranged from the southern part of present Tibet Autonomous Region, and expanded to the north, including Qinghai, Sichuan and Gansu, conquering and assimilated the native people and tribes of those lands, including at least a half million Han people. The original tribal system of southern Tibet evaporated during the rule of the Tubo dynasty. Since the collapse of the Tubo dynasty in the 9th century, many assimilated people reverted to the tribal systems for survival. There were some local kingdoms established by these tribes. For instance, Xixia was established 1,000 years ago at the Gansu. According to one modern analysis, the languages of Xixia and Tibetan are only 25 % coincidental for the key words. After culture exchanges of the last 1,100 years, today the tribal people are considered Tibetan.
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Dalai Lama says Tibetan people 'fed up' with Chinese rule __ First story on page. You will also find other Tibet related news stories. - From CNN - http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/asiapcf/9811/08/dalai.lama/ 

The Descent of the Tibetan people from a monkey and a rock-ogress __ A Tibetan creation legend. - From Unknown - http://cres20.anu.edu.au/~mccomas/clearmir.html 

Homepage of the Tibet Foundation, London __ "The Tibet Foundation is a non-political organisation working to preserve Tibetan Culture and assist the Tibetan people across the world." Yuou will find numerous articles and resources. - From tibet-foundation.org - http://www.tibet-foundation.org/index.php 

Tibet Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture __ Site is jammed with articles, links and more. there is a lot of material here which should keep you reading for a while. - illustrated - From tibetanculture.org - http://www.tibetanculture.org/ 

Tibet Justice Center - Tibet Justice Center Reports - The Case Concerning Tibet __ A presentation of the case for Tibet's sovereignty and the Tibetan people's right to self-determination. - From tibetjustice.org - http://www.tibetjustice.org/reports/sovereignty/ 

Tibet Online __ "Welcome! Tibet Online is operated by the international Tibet Support Group community, providing information on the plight of Tibet and serving as a virtual community space for the movement. This movement is dedicated to ending the suffering of the Tibetan people by returning the right of self-determination to the Tibetan people." You will find many articles and resources. - From Tibet Online - http://www.tibet.org/ 


Tibetan Cultural Center __ A look at the Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana. - Tour the grounds, find news and events plus a lot more. - illustrated - From Tibetan Cultural Center - http://www.tibetancc.com/
Tibetan Government in Exile's Official Web Site __ You will find a newsroom, status reports, information about the Dali Lhama, official songs, stamps, etc, etc. Information about tibet and the Tibetan people from around the world. - illustrated - From The government of Tibet in Exile. - http://www.tibet.com/ 

Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts __ "TIPA was the first of several institutions established in exile by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama following the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. Since then, our primary mission has been to preserve the cultural identity of Tibetans by keeping alive our artistic traditions and sharing them with world." Learn about their productions and road tours. Beautiful gallery of click-to-enlarge images. Maybe you can find a performance near you? - From TIPA - http://www.tibetanarts.org/ 

Tibetan People __ A large gallery of photos and interesting text. - illustrated - From Royal Geographical Society - http://imagingeverest.rgs.org/Concepts/Virtual_Everest/-6.html 

Tibetan people photos __ A gallery of what the author calls "Souls of Tibet." - illustrated - From Fei-Fei Li - http://www.vision.caltech.edu/feifeili/TibetPhotos_people.htm 


Tibetan People: Tibet __ An overview of Tibet and Tibetans along with maps and more. - From travelchinaguide.com - http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/tibet/people.htm  

A Walk in Dharamshala - Sanctuary for Tibetan Culture __ "No, I'm not in Lhasa, though on occasion over the past few weeks I've felt as if this were the ancient capital of Tibet. This is Dharamshala, in northern India's Himachal Pradesh state— home of Tibet's government in exile for the past 40 years." Learn how this city has preserved Tibetan culture and may well continue to do so. - illustrated - from GORP - http://gorp.away.com/gorp/location/asia/kaplan/india.htm 

White Paper on Tibetan Culture __ Full text of the white paper on "The Development of Tibetan Culture" released by the Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, - From People's Daily - http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/features/tibetpaper/tibet.html


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