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Tamang: Fact Sheet
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The Tamang (Tāmāṅg; other names: Lama, Bhote-Lama, Murmi, Ishang, Yolma, Sain, Kagate, Gyuba, Kaike, Shyarpa, Lhopa, Ghale-Bhote, and Bhotiya) number 1,539,830 million in Nepal and constitute 5.8% of the total population according to the 2011 census, thus making them the third largest autochthonous ethnic group in Nepal. They live mainly in the area extending from the Buri Gaṇḍakī River, westward of the Kathmandu Valley, to the Dudhkośī River in the east, and from a line of Himalayan summits, ma…

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Steinmann, Brigitte, “Tamang: 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_032214>
First published online: 2019



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