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Kham Magar: Fact Sheet
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Kham Magar. Population: some 50,000, or barely 3% of almost two million Magars (1,8887,733), the population name under which they appear in the 2011 demographic census. They live in high valleys (2,000–2,500 m altitude) in the north of the districts of Rolpa, Rukum, and Baglung, in Nepal’s midwest, concentrated in five “rural municipalities” or gaupalika (Nisikhola, Putha Uttarganga, Bhume, Thawang, and Sunchhahari). The linguist D.E. Watters coined the name "Kham Magar" in the early 1970s to distinguish Kham speakers of Khamkura from the Magars p…

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de Sales, Anne, “Kham Magar: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032164>
First published online: 2019



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