The population of Nepal was recorded to be about 26.62 million according to a recent survey done by the Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal. The population comprises of about 125 ethnic groups. They have their own origin and language, customs and festivals. Nepali is the official language in Nepal, however, the government is managing to pride the services in their own language. English language is also making its space with the change in the society and as the influence of globalization.
Based on geographical division, Nepal can be divided into three different categories.
The Northern Himalayan region is the border region of Tibet. There are the Tibetan-speaking groups namely Sherpas, Dolpa-pas, Lopas, Baragaonlis, Manangis. The Sherpas are mainly found in the east, Solu and Khumbu region; the Baragaonlis and Lopas live in the semi-deserted areas of Upper and Lower Mustang in the Tibetan rain-shadow area; the Manangis live in Manang district area; while the Dolpa-pas live in Dolpa district of west Nepal.
Middle Hills and Valley region has been populated by the ethnic groups as the Magars, Gurungs, Rais, Limbus, Tamangs, Sunuwars, Newars, Thakalis, Chepangs, Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakuris. There are also occupational castes namely: Damai (tailor), Sarki (cobbler), Kami (blacksmith) and Sunar (goldsmiths).
The Terai region is populated by Tharus, Darai, Kumhal, Majhi and other groups. They speak north Indian dialects like Maithili, Bhojpuri. Owing to the fertile plains of Terai, most inhabitants live on agriculture. There are, however, some occupational castes like Majhi (fisherman), Kumhal (potter) and Danuwar (cart driver).
This trek to Everest Base Camp was my first trek of any kind - and I wasn't disappointed! The location is, of course, stunning. So exciting just to be at the roof of the world. But the whole experience was…Read More
THERE AND BACK AGAIN " LIFETIME EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING WITH ADVENTURE CLUB TREK " I wanted to get this all down while it’s still fresh in my mind, but…