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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, 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_032261>
First published online: 2019



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