Lasa



[lah-suh, -sah, las-uh] /ˈlɑ sə, -sɑ, ˈlæs ə/

noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
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[lah-suh, -sah, las-uh] /ˈlɑ sə, -sɑ, ˈlæs ə/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Tibet, in the SE part: sacred city of Lamaism. About 12,000 feet (3650 meters) above sea level.
/ˈlɑːsə/
noun
1.
a city in SW China, capital of Tibet, at an altitude of 3606 m (11 830 ft): for centuries the sacred city of Lamaism and residence of the Dalai Lamas from the 17th century until 1950; known as the Forbidden City because it was closed to Westerners until the beginning of the 20th century; annexed by China in 1951. The Dalai Lama fled after an unsuccessful revolt against Chinese rule in 1959. Pop: 131 000 (2005 est)

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