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Feature Type:
Village

Yak Village is located in the western part of Tsodruk Township, Chentsa County. The people of Yak Village all belong to the Kyanak Tribe. It is considered a semi-nomadic village that mainly relies on wheat farming. Some say the name of the village comes from the name of a commander in King Songtsen Gampo’s army. Others say that the name comes from a group of Rebgong people called the “yak,” who settled in this village and whose descendents now inhabit it. Within the village there are three sub-groups (ཚོ་བ།): the Kharé, Seré, and Böntsang Ma.

  • གཡག (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • 冶合 (Chinese, Simplified Chinese Characters, Tibetan-to-Chinese Transcription)
      • Ye He (Chinese, Latin script, Pinyin Transcription)
    • Yak (Tibetan, Latin script, THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
    • g.yag (Tibetan, Latin script, THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)

Place ID: F73219

Latitude: 35.9793277777778; Longitude: 101.882372222222

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