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The Gurung people, also called Tamu, are an ethnic group from different parts of Nepal.[2] They believe that till the 15th century they were ruled by a Gurung king. When the British Empire came to South Asia, the Gurung people
Gurung people
began serving the British in Army regiments of Gurkhas.[3]

Contents

1 Religion 2 See also 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links

Religion Priestly practitioners of the Gurung Dharma include Ghyabri (Klehpri), Pachyu (Paju), and Bon Lamas.[4] Shamanistic elements among the Gurungs remain strong and most Gurungs often embrace Buddhist
Buddhist
and Bön rituals in communal activities.[5][6] See also

Gurung language Gurung (surname) Guru Baaje

References

^ Dr. Dilli Ram Dahal (2002-12-30). "Chapter 3. Social composition of the Population: Caste/Ethnicity and Religion in Nepal". Government of Nepal, Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2013-12-05.  ^ "Ethnohistory of Gurung People" (PDF). Retrieved 5 June 2013.  ^ Barbara A. West, Ph.D. (2009). "Encyclopedia of the peoples of Asia and Oceania".  ^ von Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph (1985). Tribal populations and cultures of the Indian subcontinent. 2. Brill Publishers. pp. 137–8. ISBN 90-04-07120-2. Retrieved 2011-04-02.  ^ Robert Gordon Latham
Robert Gordon Latham
(1859). Descriptive Ethnology. I. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row. pp. 80–82.  ^ Mumford, Stanley Royal (1989). Himalayan Dialogue: Tibetan Lamas and Gurung Shamans in Nepal. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 30–32. ISBN 0-299-11984-X. 

Further reading

P. T. Sherpa Kerung, Susan Höivik (2002). Nepal, the Living Heritage: Environment and Culture. University of Michigan: Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.  William Brook Northey (1998). The Land of the Gurkhas, or, The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Asian Educational Services. ISBN 81-206-1329-5.  Murārīprasāda Regmī (1990). The Gurungs, Thunder of Himal: A Cross Cultural Study of a Nepalese Ethnic Group. University of Michigan: Nirala Publications. 

External links

Gurung, Harka (1996-01-10). "Ethnic Demography of Nepal". Nepal Democracy. Retrieved 2011-04-03.  "Gurung". Britannica Student Encyclopedia online. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 

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Ethnic groups in Nepal
Nepal
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High altitudes

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Lhomi (Sing Saapa) Siyar (Chumba) Larke Dolpa, etc.

Central Tibetans Kachee

Burig

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South East

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Central Rai

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Kulung

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Eastern Rai

Lohorung Yakha

Limbu (Yakthung)

Tamangic

Chhantyal Gurung (Tamu)

Manang bas

Tamang

Ghale Lama clan (Tamang)

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Raji Raute Rawat

Dura Lepcha (Rong) Dhimal Koch Meche

Indo-Aryan

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Nepalese Madhesi

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Newars

Newar
Newar
community

Over 25 distinct castes, major being Shresthas, Chathariya, Jyapu, Vajracharya, Rajopadhyaya Brahmins, Chitrakar, Khadgi, Manandhar, Dhobi, Pode, Ranjitkar, Mali, etc.

Newar
Newar
Muslim

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Indian Maithil Bihari

Bhojpuri Bajjika etc.

Awadhi other Madhesi

H U

Kumauni Kashmiris Kumhali Kushbadiya (Guhari)

Indo-Aryan of a distinct origin

Danuar Rai Bote Kuswaric Majhi Darai Tharu Hill Khadiya/Bankariya Rajbansi Kisan of Oraon Sadri Kushbadiya (Guhari)

Other peoples (M, D, i) of Indus-Ganga

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Immigrants

Korean Filipino Russian

Other basis

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Mountain people (Buddhist/Animism) Hill people (Eastern Paharis and Newars, Hindu/Buddhist) Kirati (East, mostly Mundhum/Buddhist) Terai
Terai
(Madhesi, Tharu, Danuwar and Dhimal) (Lowland) Western Nepal
Nepal
( Hindu
Hindu
dominant) Nepali Muslim (South)

By law

Janajati

Madheshi Janajati

Misc

Adivasi Simantakrit

About one third of Madhesi people
Madhesi people
are of Indian ancestry while the other two thirds are indigenous.

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