Sign Board

Welcome to the Modern Tibetan Sign Board!  On this site you’ll find a collection of road signs from Tibet dating from 2001 to 2011.  In Tibet, road signs are legally supposed to convey information in both Chinese and Tibetan.  These signs mark the visible linguistic shift from Tibetan to (Mandarin) Chinese over time, and perhaps the slow loss of the Tibetan language from the everyday lives of Tibetans.