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Limbu: Limbu Religion and the Remaking of the Community
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Little is known with certainty about the early history of the Limbu, but there are numerous oral narratives. One common myth of the origins of the Limbu recounts the division of the first ten Limbu chiefdoms into two groups of five: one originally from India, called Kashi (Benares) Gotra, and the other from Tibet, the Lhasa Gotra (Risley, 1989, 27, 36–37). Other local legends relate that the original grou…

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Vandenhelsken, Mélanie and Gaenszle, Martin, “Limbu: Limbu Religion and the Remaking of the Community”, 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_032248>
First published online: 2019



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