Sarki (ethnic group)

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The Sarki (Nepali: सार्की) are Khas people found in the region of the Himalayas and referred to in the Nepali and Thakali languages.[1]

The clan are traditionally shoemakers and tanners[1] and in the rigid Hindu caste system of Sikkim they are treated as being a polluting community.[2]


  1. ^ a b Vinding, Michael (1998). The Thakali: A Himalayan Ethnography. Serindia Publications. pp. 388, 443. ISBN 9780906026502. 
  2. ^ Choudhury, Maitreyee (2006). Sikkim: Geographical Perspectives. Mittal Publications. p. 30. ISBN 9788183241588.