Jong vs Rong - What's the difference?
As a noun jong
is boy, lad.
A Tibetan building which makes up a prefecture; typically a monastery or fortress.
*1933 , (Robert Byron), First Russia, Then Tibet , Tauris Parke 2011, p. 211:
*:When they had gone I went for a solitary ride, rounding the Jong and striking out into the country through a subsidiary village.
*1990 , (Peter Hopkirk), The Great Game , Folio Society 2010, p. 451:
*:However, the Tibetans refused to negotiate – except on the British side of the frontier – and withdrew into their fortress, or jong .
*2011 , Peter Harrison, Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas , Osprey 2011, p. 14:
*:The origin of the Tibetan dzong is not known although there is evidence of Chinese and Mongol influences in the style of their military architecture.