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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [lah-suh, -sah, las-uh]
    • /ˈlɑ sə, -sɑ, ˈlæs ə/
    • /ˈlɑː.sə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lah-suh, -sah, las-uh]
    • /ˈlɑ sə, -sɑ, ˈlæs ə/

Definitions of lhasa word

  • noun lhasa Also, Thibet. Also called Sitsang, Xizang. Official name Tibet Autonomous Region. an administrative division of China, N of the Himalayas: prior to 1950 a theocracy under the Dalai Lama; the highest country in the world, average elevation about 16,000 feet (4877 meters). 471,660 sq. mi. (1,221,599 sq. km). Capital: Lhasa. 1
  • noun lhasa Plateau of. Also called Tibetan Highlands, Roof of the World. a vast plateau in S central Asia bounded by the Tarim and Qaidam basin deserts to the N and the Himalayan, Karakoram, and Pamir mountain ranges to the S and W: highest plateau in the world, averaging about 15,000 feet (4570 meters). 850,000 sq. mi. (2,200,000 sq. km). 1
  • noun lhasa 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) 0
  • noun lhasa capital of Tibet, China, in the SE part: it is a Buddhist holy city: pop. 106,000 0

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lhasa popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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