[Taxacom] Nepal and Tibet locality location question
calabar.john at gmail.com
Thu May 16 13:37:05 CDT 2019
Adam - the alternate names is a definite problem when searching. It is
possible that the reference to the Tsangpo was to the nearest large
geographic formation. Without corroborating details it is difficult to
On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 2:25 PM Adam Cotton via Taxacom <
taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> wrote:
> On 17-05-2019 00:36, David Boufford via Taxacom wrote:
> > Hi John,
> > Answers to your questions for the places in Tibet
> > .
> > Tibet Tsangpo Valley [Yarlung Zangbo River?] -- Yes
> > 'Nyima La' -- = Nyalam, 28°09'16.5"N 85°59'02.3"E -- I think this
> is the
> > place. It's on one of the few roads from Tibet into Nepal.
> > Dave
> I agree with the first part, but am less certain that 'Nyima La' is Nyalam.
> "La" means Pass in Tibet, so the place could be Nyima Pass, rather than
> Nyalam. John found "Nyima county [Nagqu]" and it is possible the
> locality is a pass in or leading to the county. It is worth noting that
> Nyalam is not on the Yarlung Tsangpo river, which also suggests that
> this town near the border with Nepal is not the correct locality.
> There are also issues with spelling of Tibetan place names, as they can
> be spelt the Tibetan or the Han Chinese way, and many places have
> different names in both languages as well.
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