People & Language Of
Nepal having a population of more than 25 million with a
complex mixture of different ethnic groups each with a distinctive
lifestyle and cultural flavor speaking different languages
and dialect. The Gurungs and Magars live mainly in the west
and on the southern slopes of Annapurna, Himalchuli and
Ganesh Himal. The Rais, Limbus and Sunwars inhabit the eastern
mountains. The Sherpas, "the Tigers of the Snow"
live in the Himalayan region up to an altitude of 1 5,000
ft. The Newars constitute the most important ethinic group
in the Kathmandu Valley. There are Tharus, Yadavas, Satars,
Rajvamsis and Dhimals in the Tarai region. The Brahmins,
Kshetriyas and Thakuris inhabit the most parts of the Kingdom.
All these races and tribes live together peacefully to form
and integral whole. They are tied up together by their common
ideals of peace, democracy and nationalism.
Nepal has almost 61 different ethnic groups and 42 different
languages. Though different groups and races have their
own languages and dialects Nepali is the national language
and is written in Devnagari script. It is spoken and understood
by all in the every nook and corner of the country.
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