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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, 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_032101>
First published online: 2019



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