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Gurung people

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Gurung people
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Gurung (Tamu) girls in traditional attire
Languages
Gurung, Nepali and Himachali
Religion
Buddhism and Hinduism [1]

The Gurung people, also called Tamu, are an ethnic group from different parts of Nepal. [2] They believe that till the 15th century they were ruled by a Gurung King. When the British Empire came to South Asia, the Gurung people started to serve the British in regiments of Gurkhas. [3]

Religion

[4] Priestly practitioners of the Gurung Dharma include Ghyabri (Klehpri), Pachyu (Paju), and Bon Lamas.[5] Shamanistic elements among the Gurungs remain strong and most Gurungs often embrace Buddhist and Bön rituals in all communal activities.[6]

Notable Gurung people

See also

References

  1. ^ Dr. Dilli Ram Dahal (2002-12-30). "Chapter 3. Social composition of the Population: Caste/Ethnicity and Religion in Nepal". Government of Nepal, Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Ethnohistory of Gurung People" (PDF). Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Barbara A. West, Ph.D (2009). "Encyclopedia of the peoples of Asia and Oceania". 
  4. ^ Mumford, Stanley Royal (1989). Himalayan Dialogue: Tibetan Lamas and Gurung Shamans in Nepal. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 30–32. ISBN 0-299-11984-X. 
  5. ^ von Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph (1985). Tribal populations and cultures of the Indian subcontinent. 2. Brill Publishers. pp. 137–8. ISBN 90-04-07120-2. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  6. ^ Robert Gordon Latham (1859). Descriptive Ethnology. I. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row. pp. 80–82. 

Further reading

  • P. T. Sherpa Kerung, Susan Höivik (2002). Nepal, the Living Heritage: Environment and Culture. University of Michigan: Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. 
  • William Brook Northey (1998). The Land of the Gurkhas, Or, The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Asian Educational Services. ISBN 81-206-1329-5. 
  • Murārīprasāda Regmī (1990). The Gurungs, Thunder of Himal: A Cross Cultural Study of a Nepalese Ethnic Group. University of Michigan: Nirala Publications. 

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