Tubo (Chinese: 吐蕃;, Tibetan: བོད་ཆེན་པོ, bod chen po), also called the Tibetan Empire, existed from the 7th to 9th centuries. Its first king was Songtsen Gampo. Its second king was Mangsong Mangzan. It controlled the Tibetan Plateau as well as parts of Central Asia and South Asia. They came after the Zhangzhung people, who practiced the Bon religion. The Tibet empire imported Buddhism from China and India, combined it with the native Bon religion, and created Tibetan Buddhism. Gampo also helped invent the Tibetan alphabet during this time.
Bod chen po
Flag of Tibet[source?]
Map of the Tibetan empire at its greatest extent between the 780s and the 790s
|Common languages||Tibetan language|
|Religion||Tibetan Buddhism, Bön|
|Songtsen Gampo (first)|
|Lönchen (Chief Minister)|
|Gar Tongtsen Yülsung|
|Gar Trinring Tsendro|
|Nganlam Takdra Lukhong|
|Nanam Shang Gyaltsen Lhanang|
|Banchenpo (Chief Monk)|
|Nyang Tingngezin Sangpo (first)|
|Dranga Palkye Yongten (last)|
• Founded by Emperor Songtsen Gampo
• Death of Langdarma
|800 est.||4,600,000 km2 (1,800,000 sq mi)|
|Today part of||China|
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