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Taliban:

Religious students

Tertiary employment:

Tertiary employment is the percentage of the working population in an area that is employed in industry which provides services, for example teaching or banking.

Thyangboche Monastery :

At 3,928 metres (12,887 feet) above sea level and to the south of Everest, Thyangboche Monastery is a famous centre of Buddhism. It was the first stop of Hillary’s attempt on Mount Everest. It took him 16 days, along with 13 other climbers and 350 porters to reach this point, 170 miles (274 km) up the Kathmandu valley.

Tourism:

An industry catering for the needs of those who want to travel outside the area in which they live. This term can apply to those who travel either inside or outside the country in which they live.

Trade:

Exchange of goods or services for money

Trade routes:

The way by land or sea where goods where transported from one place to another

Trader:

A person who buys or sells things

Triangulation:

A baseline between two points, usually about 7 miles apart, was carefully measured. Then from each of the same two points, the angle between this baseline and the sight line to a third point was measured using a theodolite. A triangle was thus formed and if the length of one of its sides (the baseline) plus two of its angles was known, the lengths of its other sides could be calcualated. One of these sides could then be used as the baseline for another triangle without the need for ground measurement.

Tribe:

A set of people; a group of families living in one area as a community, ruled by a chief.

Tributary:

A stream or river flowing into a larger one.

Troposphere:

The troposphere is the layer of atmosphere next to the earth’s surface. It is about 7-8 km thick and is where most of the weather activity affecting human life takes place. In this layer, the temperature falls with increased height.