NEPAL : Etnies and portraits

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Gurungs loops ears

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.

JPLfr13 says:
Nepali people is generous and kindly!
Posted on: Sep 27, 2008
yheleen says:
i love this kind of blog - thanks for sharing ;) i love to know more about the Nepalese people... ;)
Posted on: Sep 27, 2008
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Gurungs loops ears
Gurungs loops ears
woman Gurungs
woman Gurungs
woman Gurungs jewelry
woman Gurungs jewelry
Woman carding wool
Woman carding wool
Gurung woman Ghorepani
Gurung woman Ghorepani
Gurung woman at her farm
Gurung woman at her farm
Gurung Interior Farm
Gurung Interior Farm
Gurung traditional jacket
Gurung traditional jacket
Gurung traditional jacket
Gurung traditional jacket
Brahmane women
Brahmane women
Sherpa women and child
Sherpa women and child
Tamang women
Tamang women
Tamang women
Tamang women
child
child
Tamang women
Tamang women
child
child
Waiting  Hariti temple
Waiting Hariti temple
Swayambunath monastery
Swayambunath monastery
Janakpur sadhu
Janakpur sadhu
Sherpa
Sherpa
Women Sherpa, festival costume
Women Sherpa, festival costume
Sherpas house
Sherpas house
Child Sherpa
Child Sherpa
Sherpas house
Sherpas house
Sherpa jacket
Sherpa jacket
tamangs
tamangs
Tamang-cooking grains of rice
Tamang-cooking grains of rice
Tamangs house
Tamangs house
Tamangs and baby
Tamangs and baby
Tamangs and baby
Tamangs and baby
Tamang fountain
Tamang fountain
Tamangs Porter and namblo (basket)
Tamangs Porter and namblo (basket)
Tamang
Tamang
Tamang come back fields
Tamang come back fields
Tamang come back fields
Tamang come back fields
Tamangs Topi (hat) traditional nĂ©…
Tamangs Topi (hat) traditional nĂ…
Tamangs rice fields
Tamangs rice fields
Tamangs village in Helanbu
Tamangs village in Helanbu
Women from Talamarang
Women from Talamarang
Pashupatinath brahman  prayer
Pashupatinath brahman prayer
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photo by: sharonburgher