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Newar: Fact Sheet
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Newar (or Nevāḥ, in Newari). Population: 1.3 million in Nepal according to the 2011 census, representing five percent of the total population of Nepal. They are concentrated mostly in the Kathmandu Valley, which has been their homeland for many centuries. A large Newar diaspora lives in various Nepalese urban market centers (hills and Tarai plains) and increasingly abroad, particularly in India, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia. Newars (Nevāḥpiṃ or Nepāḥpiṃ) speak a Tibeto-Bu…

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Toffin, Gérard, “Newar: 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_032261>
First published online: 2019



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