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Sherpa
In the northern region of high Himalayas, the Tibetan speaking, the Sherpas, the Dolpas, the Lopas, the Baragaonlis, the Manangis live in different settlements scattered along the country. The Sherpas are mainly confined in the east in the Solu and Khumbu region.

Gurung
In the middle hills and valleys along the southern slope of the Annapurna Himalaya in the mid- western Nepal; the Gurungs cohabit together with other ethnic groups. Majority of them, the Magars and their Khasa counterparts, have formed the bulk of the famous Gorkha

Thakali
Physionomically Mongoloid featured ' Thakali' derive from Thak Khola , the valley of the Kali Gandaki river in western Nepal. These people are famed for their neatly tended kitchens and derive their subsistence from hotels, inns, and restaurants income. They are encountered mainly

Tamang
The Tamangs live mainly in the high hills in the east , north, south and west of Kathmandu Valley in the Central part of Nepal. These Tibeto- Burman speaking ethnic group derive their subsistence mainly as porters for the traders and trekking expeditions. While trekking in the Helambu

Rai
The Rais come from surrounding hills in the North- Eastern Nepal ; mainly near Dhankuta, Terhathum , Bhojpur and Arun and Dudh valleys. Likewise , the Limbus come from the extreme east of Nepal; mainly from the region of Taplejung, Khotang and Arun Valley.

Limbu
The Rais come from surrounding hills in the North- Eastern Nepal ; mainly near Dhankuta, Terhathum , Bhojpur and Arun and Dudh valleys. Likewise , the Limbus come from the extreme east of Nepal; mainly from the region of Taplejung, Khotang and Arun Valley.

Tharu
In the northern region of high Himalayas, the Tibetan speaking, the Sherpas, the Dolpas, the Lopas, the Baragaonlis, the Manangis live in different settlements scattered along the country. The Sherpas are mainly confined in the east in the Solu and Khumbu region.

Newar
In the northern region of high Himalayas, the Tibetan speaking, the Sherpas, the Dolpas, the Lopas, the Baragaonlis, the Manangis live in different settlements scattered along the country. The Sherpas are mainly confined in the east in the Solu and Khumbu region.

Dolpo - pa
In the northern region of high Himalayas, the Tibetan speaking, the Sherpas, the Dolpas, the Lopas, the Baragaonlis, the Manangis live in different settlements scattered along the country. The Sherpas are mainly confined in the east in the Solu and Khumbu region.

Brahman / Chhetri
Brahmans are the members of the highest social caste. Two different categories of Brahmans viz. ' Kumai Brahmans' and ' Purbiya Brahmans' are present. They only differ in their derived homeland. The ' Kumai Brahmans' are supposed to have come from the mountainous regions

Chepang
These backward ethnic communities belong to a well defined traditional area in the south of Dhading, the west of Makawanpur and east of Chitwan along the steeper slopes of Mahabharat range of the mid- Nepal. Very few of these hunting tribal people started deriving

Magar
Along the Gurung and Khas counterparts, the magars form an integral constituent of British and Indian Gurkha regiments and the Royal Army of Nepal. They approximately make 7.2 % of total population. They speak a dialect derived from Tebeto-Burman group of language.

Managi
Manangi resemble physionomically and religiously to the Tibetans but they take a pride to believe themselves belonging to the Gurungs who live in the lower hills and valleys. These people inhabit in the pleasant valley of Manang in the upper reaches of the Marsyangdi river northwards

 
 

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