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Nepal
NEPAL (/nəˈpɔːl/ ( listen ); Nepali : नेपाल Nepāl ), officially the FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL (Nepali : सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल Sanghiya Loktāntrik Ganatantra Nepāl), is a landlocked central Himalayan country in South Asia . Nepal
Nepal
is divided into 7 states and 77 districts and 744 local units including 4 metropolises, 13 sub-metropolises, 246 municipal councils and 481 villages. It has a population of 26.4 million and is the 93rd largest country by area. Bordering China
China
in the north and India
India
in the south, east, and west, it is the largest sovereign Himalayan state . Nepal
Nepal
does not border Bangladesh
Bangladesh
, which is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip
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Kami People
The KAMI are an ethnic and linguistic group in Morogoro Region
Morogoro Region
, Tanzania
Tanzania
. In 2000 the Kami population was estimated to be 16,411 . The Kami language is a Bantu language, sharing substantial lexical similarities with Kutu , Kwere , Zaramo
Zaramo
, Doe , and Luguru
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Ethnic Groups
An ETHNIC GROUP, or an ETHNICITY, is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry , language , society , culture or nation . Ethnicity is usually an inherited status based on the society in which one lives. Membership of an ethnic group tends to be defined by a shared cultural heritage , ancestry , origin myth , history , homeland , language or dialect , symbolic systems such as religion , mythology and ritual , cuisine , dressing style, art , and physical appearance . Ethnic groups, derived from the same historical founder population , often continue to speak related languages and share a similar gene pool . By way of language shift , acculturation , adoption and religious conversion , it is sometimes possible for individuals or groups to leave one ethnic group and become part of another (except for ethnic groups emphasizing racial purity as a key membership criterion)
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Harijan
HARIJAN (Hindustani : हरिजन ( Devanagari
Devanagari
), ہریجن (Nastaleeq ); translation : "person of Hari
Hari
/ Vishnu
Vishnu
") is a term popularized by Indian revolutionary leader Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
for referring to Dalits , traditionally considered to be Untouchable. However the euphemism is now regarded as condescending by many, with some Dalit activists calling it insulting. As a result, the Government of India
Government of India
and several state governments forbid or discourage its use for official purposes. Though Gandhi popularized the term harijan, which literally meant children of god, it was coined by the Gujarati Bhakti era poet-saint Narsi Mehta , to refer to the children of Devadasi
Devadasi
s
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Kushwaha
KUSHWAHA (sometimes, KUSHVAHA) is a community of the Indian subcontinent , which has traditionally been involved in agriculture (including beekeeping ). The term has been used to represent at least four subcastes, being those of the Kachhis , Kachwahas , Koeris and Muraos . They claim descent from the mythological Suryavansh (Solar) dynasty via Kusha , who was one of the twin sons of Rama
Rama
and Sita
Sita
. Previously, they had worshipped Shiva
Shiva
and Shakta . CONTENTS * 1 Demographics * 2 Myths of origin * 3 Classification * 3.1 Shudra varna * 3.2 Identification as Kushwaha Kshatriya * 3.3 Classification as Backward Caste * 4 References DEMOGRAPHICSWilliam Pinch notes their presence in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
and Bihar
Bihar

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Koiri
The KOERI (or KOIRY or KOIRI) are an Indian caste , found largely in Bihar
Bihar
, whose traditional occupation was as cultivators
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Dholi
DHOL (Hindi : ढोल, Punjabi : ਢੋਲ, Urdu : ڈھول‎, Assamese : ঢোল, Gujarati : ઢોલ, Marathi : ढोल, Bengali : ঢোল) can refer to any one of a number of similar types of double-headed drum widely used, with regional variations, throughout the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent

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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Teli
TELI is a caste traditionally occupied in the pressing of oil in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Members may be either Hindu or Muslim; Muslim Teli
Teli
are called Roshandaar or Teli
Teli
Malik. The Jewish community of Maharashtra (called Bene Israel
Bene Israel
) was also known to be a sub-group in the Teli
Teli
caste called Shanivar Teli meaning Saturday oil pressers for their Jewish custom of abstention from work on Shabbat
Shabbat
. CONTENTS* 1 Varna status * 1.1 Other Teli
Teli
* 2 Politics * 2.1 Bihar
Bihar
* 2.2 Jharkhand * 3 See also * 4 References VARNA STATUSThe Teli
Teli
are sometimes considered to belong to the Vaishya (merchant) varna in Hinduism
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Yadav
YāDAV refers to a grouping of traditionally mainly non-elite, peasant -pastoral communities or castes in India and Nepal
Nepal
that since the 19th and 20th centuries has claimed descent from the mythological King Yadu as a part of a movement of social and political resurgence. The term 'Yadav' now covers many traditional peasant-pastoral castes such as Ahirs of the Hindi belt
Hindi belt
and the Gavli of Maharashtra. The Yadav
Yadav
are included in the category Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in many Indian states. Traditionally, Yadav
Yadav
groups were linked to cattle raising and, as such, were outside the formal caste system
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Chamar
CHAMAR is one of the untouchable communities, or dalits , who are now classified as a Scheduled Caste under modern India's system of positive discrimination . As untouchables, they were traditionally considered outside the Hindu ritual ranking system of castes known as varna . They are found mainly in the northern states of India and in Pakistan and Nepal. Ramnarayan Rawat posits that the association of the Chamar
Chamar
community with a traditional occupation of tanning was constructed, and that the Chamars were instead historically agriculturists. The term chamar has also been used as a pejorative word for anyone whom the describer considers to be of low standing
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English Language
ENGLISH is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now the third most widespread native language in the world, after Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
and Spanish , as well as the most widely spoken Germanic language . Named after the Angles
Angles
, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to Great Britain
Great Britain
, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
. It is closely related to the other West Germanic languages
Germanic languages
of Frisian , Low German/Low Saxon , German , Dutch , and Afrikaans
Afrikaans
. The English vocabulary has been significantly influenced by French (a Romance language ), Norse (a North Germanic language ), and by Latin
Latin

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Urdu
Pakistan
Pakistan
(national and official) India
India
(official as per the 8th Schedule of the Constitution and in the following states/union territories) Official: *
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Damai
The MIJI, also known by the names of SAJOLANG and DAMAI, inhabit the districts of West Kameng , East Kameng and a minuscule region of Kurung Kumey in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
, India. Their population of 37,000 are found near the lower parts of the sub-Himalayan hills bordering Assam
Assam
; they speak the Sajalong language .the word miji is derived from two distinct words 1) Mai means fire and 2) ji meaning Giver. The word/name came into being after the Aka ( Hrusso) community regarded the sajolang/Ddammai people for their gracious help during the past ( pre-historic period). CONTENTS * 1 Dress * 2 Religion * 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links DRESSThe traditional costume of Miji women consists of an ankle-length white garment with a beautifully decorated red jacket
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Sarki (ethnic Group)
The SARKI (Nepali : सार्की) are Khas people found in the region of the Himalayas
Himalayas
and referred to in the Nepali and Thakali languages. The clan are traditionally shoemakers and tanners and in the rigid Hindu caste system of Sikkim
Sikkim
they are treated as being a polluting community. REFERENCES * ^ A B Vinding, Michael (1998). The Thakali: A Himalayan Ethnography. Serindia Publications. pp. 388, 443. ISBN 9780906026502 . * ^ Choudhury, Maitreyee (2006). Sikkim: Geographical Perspectives. Mittal Publications. p. 30
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Rai Languages
The KIRANTI LANGUAGES (also called BAHING–VAYU in the terminology of Benedict (1972) ) are a major family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in Nepal, Sikkim
Sikkim
and Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Hills by the Kiranti people . CONTENTS * 1 Classification * 2 Languages * 2.1 Limbu
Limbu
* 2.2 Eastern Kiranti * 2.3 Central Kiranti * 2.4 Western Kiranti * 3 Notes * 4 References CLASSIFICATIONThe Kiranti languages are frequently posited to form part of a Mahakiranti family, although specialists are not completely certain of either the existence of a Kiranti subgroup or its precise membership. LaPolla (2003), though, proposes that Kiranti may be part of a larger "Rung " group. LANGUAGESThere are about two dozen Kiranti languages
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