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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, 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 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032214>
First published online: 2019



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