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image by Corentin Chamboredon, 17 January 2015
I just found on flickr an image of a flag, which is apparently used by the
Qomolangma Feng National Nature Reserve. Qomolangma is the chinese transcription
of the Tibetan name Jomolangma, ie. Mount Everest.
The upper half of flag shows the shape of the mountain in light blue and white (the white parts being the snow, I guess). The lower half, which is surrounded by a black line, is white and shows three lines of text in different scripts: Nepalese (Mount Everest is on the border between nepal and China), Chinese and English. The last line is partially hidden, but we can read the words "...angma National Nature Preserve" [sic]. On the lower fly, there is a black stupa inside a black cercle.
Corentin Chamboredon, 29 November 2008
I realized today that the first line wasn't in Nepalese script but in Tibetan
drugtsa script, which is quite different from the capital uchen script.
Source : http://www.inkessential.com/scripts.html
Corentin Chamboredon, 23 August 2009
I made a flag image of this flag. The two first lines successively read the
name "Qomolangma National Nature Preserve" in Tibetan drutsa (not drugtsa as I
had first wrongly written) script:
ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མརྒྱལ་ཁབ་རིམ་པའི་རང་བྱུང་སྲུང་རྐྱོབ་ཁུལ་། in uchen script (wylie : jo
mo glang ma rgyal khab rim pa'i rang thung srung rkyob khul) and in Chinese:
Corentin Chamboredon, 10 January 2015
I have just noticed there was a typo in the Tibetan text on the flag, so here
is a new corrected file. The spelling is
ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་རིམ་པའི་རང་བྱུང་སྲུང་རྐྱོབ་ཁུལ་། (a tsheg or intersyllabic
space was missing).
Corentin Chamboredon, 17 January 2015