Indigenous Group Sherpa (Also Known As: Sharpa, Sharpa Bhotia, Xiaerba, Serwa )
Location Nepal, Himalaya, Northern Solukhumbu; Districts of Solukhumbu, Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Rasuwa, Eastern Taplejung and the Northern border of Janakpur; Sagarmatha, Taplejung and Mechi Zones; Rolwaling Valley and Lukla; villages of Gumdi, Sete, Junbesi, Phaplu, and Sallery. Also in Bhutan, China, India, South Korea, USA.
Estimated Population 110,358 (2001, Census)
Environment Mountain
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Tourism / Trade / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Sherpa
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Tibetic, Tibetan, Southern
Alternate Names: Sharpa, Sharpa Bhotia, Xiaerba, Serwa
Dialects: Solu, Khumbu, Ramechap (Western).
Website URLs Ethnologue: Sherpa, A Language of Nepal
The Sherpa people
The Sherpas: History, Society and Culture
Wikipedia: Sherpa People
About the Sherpas
Sherpas of Nepal
The Sherpa People

Tenzing, Tashi and Judy Tenzing. Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpas of Everest. International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2003.
Ortner, Sherry B. Sherpas through their Rituals (Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems). Cambridge University Press, 1977.
NGOs The Mountain Institute
Mountain Forum
Sherpa Association of Nepal
Himalayan Trust
Porters Progress
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities
United Sherpa Association