Jong vs Rong - What's the difference?

jong | rong |

As a noun jong

is boy, lad.



Alternative forms



(en noun)
  • 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.
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