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Sherpa: Indigenous Sherpa Religion
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The Khumbu valley is generally accepted as the original settlement of Sherpa ancestors in Nepal. The Sherpas today live in different parts of Nepal and throughout the world. The largest concentration of Sherpas is believed to be in Kathmandu, Nepal followed by Queens, New York and Darjeeling, India. The Sherpa religion is often described as a form of Tibetan Buddhism. Whil…

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Sherpa, Pasang Yangjee, “Sherpa: Indigenous Sherpa Religion”, 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_032101>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190222



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