Ethnic diversity of Nepal
Nepal has been exemplary in terms of chaining the people having diverse traditions and existence varying from the historic era to the contemporary digital era within a single thread. Incredible to see the way such eclectic mindsets are gathered with a common national identity in a really peaceful way. It feels fascinating while discussing about these people with different cultural groups. Basically these groups of people are greatly influenced by the Mongolian and Indo-Aryan civilizations. Take a look!
Tamangs are prominently found at the peak regions of Kathmandu Valleys, and are thus terrific about adventurous activities. These groups of people talk in Tibetan and Burman tongues. Mostly, being the tourist/trekking guide and trading have been their prime source of income.
You can find Sherpas primarily in Solu and Khumbu zones at the eastern part of the nation. These groups of people basically talk in Tibetan languages. It is believed these groups of people entered Nepal about 500 years ago, and their main source of income is farming and animal husbandry.
The beautiful and adventurous zone of Annapurna range has been the primary destinations for the Gurungs in Nepal. Gurungs along with Khasa and Magars are collectively known as the Gorkhas. They cultivate rice and keep sheep.
Thakali groups of people are normally found along the Kali Gandaki Valleys. These groups of people are known for their adept hands on cooking. Hence, most of these people are involved with restaurant businesses.
Rais are mostly referred to the people in the north east regions of the nation. These groups of people also talk in Tibeto-Burman languages. Rais are known for their expertise in bamboo art and craft works.
Limbu can be related with the Rai in many ways. Primarily, these groups of people belong to the eastern parts of Nepal. Zones like Arun Valley, Khotang, Taplejung are considered the prominent destinations for these groups of people.
Tharu groups of people are predominantly found along the huge Terai plain zones of the nation that spreads from east to west towards the Indian Territory. Their practices resemble mostly with the Aryan practices, and farming is their prime source of income. They talk in a language that resembles with Sanskrit.
The most influencing groups in Nepal, the Newars mostly belong to the northern parts of the nation and along the Kathmandu Valley. They mostly belong to Hinduism, and some are in to Buddhism as well. Newars are considered the smart traders in Nepal.
Perhaps these groups of people live at the most peaking parts on the earth. To know them from very close, you have to reach the western parts of the Kali Gandaki river valley. They belong to Buddhism.
Brahman / Chhetri
Brahmans are the top ranked people among the various social groups. They are again divided in to Kumai Brahmans and Purbiya Brahmans. Brahmans are mostly the spiritual practitioners.
Mostly, these people are found at the western zones of Nepal in the hilly parts. Their language can be categorized under Tibeto-Burman, though they term it Magar Kura. They are highly active in military of nation, and some depend on cultivation.
Managi are considered the blends of Tibetans and Gurungs. Some of them prefer being under the Tibetans, whereas the others love to be categorized under the Gurungs. Mostly they are found at the Manang valleys and the Marsyangdi Rivers.