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Tharu: Fact Sheet
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The ethnonym Tharu refers to a number of named, historically endogamous, culturally, and linguistically differentiated ethnic groups that inhabit the Tarai region of Nepal. They are considered to be indigenous to the region. Although there are many such groups subsumed by this term, the major groups from west to east are the Rana, the Kathariya, the Dangaura, the Chitwaniya/Nawalpuriya, the Lampuchuwa, and the Kochila. The various dialects they speak belong to the Indo-European language family a…

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Guneratne, Arjun, “Tharu: 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_032217>
First published online: 2019



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