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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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SherpaSher‧pa /ˈʃɜːpə $ ˈʃɜːr-/ noun [countable]  SANa Himalayan person who is often employed to guide people through mountains and carry their equipment
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SherpaA Sherpa also broke his ankle.I.. Cantor was such a superstar, and Stafford became his Sherpa.Mountains cut into terraces with wheat, maize and rice. Sherpas - farm, raise animals and trade.Some Sherpas act as guide and porters for mountaineering expeditions.Even the Sherpas want us to give up.They farm, raise animals and trade at markets in the Sherpa Capital of Namche.The standard of living has definitely improved - many of the Sherpa houses now have windows and chimneys.Only superstars climb such peaks, and even they use Sherpas.
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