Talk:Tibetan people

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Culture (again)[edit]

Hmm, I asked this two years ago and somehow my question was deleted: The first paragraph in this section implies that Tibetans do not bathe frequently, but only on special holidays: "Each person takes part in the Bathing Festival three times: at birth, at marriage, and at death. It is traditionally believed that people should not bathe casually, but only on the most important occasions."

Is there any truth to this idea that I have seen used as propaganda? I do not know current Tibetan custom.

Mtkoan (talk) 08:25, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

In the old days this was the case. The scarcity of hot water and the Tibetan weather made it unwise to bathe frequently. The Tibetans were also renown for their strong body odour, which is in part due to their diet of yak butter. (talk) 00:34, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

This is an outrageous statement, especially as it is unsourced. I have heard the same kind of thing (about cleanliness and body odor) said about black people by white people during the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Do I need to be more specific?
I am sure that it is not so long ago that our own ancestors stank pretty badly on the day before their weekly bath. And I am also sure that it's the kind of thing upper class people who have the time and means to groom themselves all day say everywhere in the world about the working class.
We should be extremely cautious putting that kind of potentially libelous and racist comment into Wikipedia without some really good sources. -- (talk) 11:29, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
BTW, the previous question on this topic had been archived in the meantime. -- (talk) 11:51, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Notable Tibetans image[edit]

I suggest the following persons: The Dalai Lamas The Karmapas Sakya Goma Rinpoche Trijang Rinpoche-14th Dalai Lama's teacher or previous prime minister Three Dharma Kings- Songtsen Gampo

                   Tri Ralpa Chen
                   Trisong Detsen

Sambota- Minister at the court of Songtsen Gampo & inventor of Tibetan alphabet based on a script from India Lobsang Sangay-Present Prime minister Tsewang Lhamo- Notable Tibetan Singer Sherten- Notable Tibetan Singer Phurbu T Namgyal- Notable Tibetan Singer Alan Dawa Dolma- Notable Tibetan Singer. Mostly in Japan.

That would be four men & four women, except for one all with photographs available (mostly color photographs), and politically balanced (really only two of them are political figures from the post-1959 period).—Greg Pandatshang (talk) 23:08, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Proposal for the deletion of all the galleries of personalities from the articles about ethnic groups[edit]

Seemingly there is a significant number of commentators which support the general removal of infobox collages. I think there is a great opportunity to get a general agreement on this matter. It is clear that it has to be a broad consensus, which must involve as many editors as possible, otherwise there is a big risk for this decision to be challenged in the near future. I opened a Request for comment process, hoping that more people will adhere to this proposal. Please comment here. TravisRade (talk) 23:05, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

That is not an RfC and it doesn't follow the RfC process. It's just a collection of opinions and has no authority. Liz Read! Talk! 23:16, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
The RfC was opened correctly. please comment at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Ethnic_groups#Proposal_for_the_deletion_of_all_the_galleries_of_personalities_from_the_infoboxes_of_articles_about_ethnic_groups. Dkfldlksdjaskd (talk) 09:29, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Dispute on factual accuracy[edit]

Just wondering: Where is the dispute on the "factual accuracy" mentioned in the template on top of the article? I could find it neither here nor in the archive. -- (talk) 11:54, 24 October 2016 (UTC)