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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, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032164>
First published online: 2019



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