Tibet ( བོད་, 藏区, 藏區, Zàngqū) is a region on the Tibetan Plateau in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas, in China. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpas, Qiang, and Lhobas, and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han and Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 5,000 metres.

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