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Csoma Körösi

(1784—1842)


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(1784–1842).

Hungarian scholar who travelled to western Tibet and parts of central Asia in a quest to find the origins of the Hungarian people. During a two-year stay in Ladakh, he was the first Western scholar to study Tibetan and produced a translation of the Mahāvyutpatti, a Tibetan grammar, a survey of the Tibetan canon.and articles on Tibetan culture.

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