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FAMOUS TIBETANS

DALAI LAMA
The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Sino-Mongolian word далай (dalai) meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ bla-ma (with a silent "b") meaning "chief, high priest".
The 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub, 6 July 1935) is the 14th and current Dalai Lama.

AMDO GENDÜN CHÖPHEL
Amdo Gendün Chöphel (1903–1951). A creative and controversial figure, friend of Rahul Sankrityayan, who is considered by many to have been one of the most important Tibetan intellectuals of the twentieth century. His life was the inspiration for Luc Schaedler's film The Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet and The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel.
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Official language(s): Tibetan, Chinese

Capital: Lhasa

Population: 2,6 mill.

Currency: Yuan Renminbi (CNY)