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Embedded between the vastness of China to the north and India in the south, east or west, Nepal is nestled in the highest mountains on earth. This is where the Himalayas rise, or house of the gods, and Everest, the highest summit of the world, that the Nepalese call Sagarmatha, the head of the oceans. Nepal is the only Hindu kingdom in the world and the visitor is struck by the omnipresence of the gods in everyday life, whether Hindu, Buddhist or animist Nepalese remain very close to their deities.
Indo-Nepalese are of Indian origin (or Indo-Iranian) and Hindu religion and are installed in Nepal for centuries. They include many ethnicities, including Nepal, Maithili, the Bhojpouri, the Awadhi, the Tharu, etc. These ethnic groups generally live in the Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara, but the Tharu reside on the lands of the Terai lowlands, along the Indian border. The Nepali constitute the largest ethnic group and hold the political supremacy for two centuries. Although they constitute only 43% of the population, they are regarded as the ethnic majority (clearly dominant) and is compared to them that all other ethnic groups are perceived as minorities.