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Limbu: Fact Sheet
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Limbu, often Limboo or Tsong in Sikkim, also known as Subba; autonym: Yakthungba. Population: about 700,000 people altogether, mostly residing in northeastern Nepal, between the Aruṇ and Mecī rivers (387,300 in Nepal, which represents 1.46% of the country’s total population according to the 2011 census). In a census conducted by the Sikkim State in 2006, there were 56,650 Limbu, or 9.7% of the total population, in the Indian state of Sikkim. Limbu are also present in West Bengal (particularly in…

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Vandenhelsken, Mélanie and Gaenszle, Martin, “Limbu: 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_032273>
First published online: 2019



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