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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Tajpuriya

Source: Tajpuriya Society Welfare Council




Profile


Native Name
None

Total Speakers
According to latest national Census 2011, of their total population 18,811, only about 9,095 Tajpuriya speak their mother tongue.


Usage By Country
Besides Nepal, Tajpuriya is spoken in India.

Background
Tajpuriya is an indigenous peoples settling in the southern plain land of Tarai primarily in Jhapa and Morang districts, the eastern part of Nepal. There are said to be Tajpuriya in Bihar, Bangal, Sikkim, Darjeeling and various other parts in India. They have their own distinct language, culture, customs, lifestyles, rituals and language. They are animists and nature worshippers. They worship to Gram Puja and worship to their ancestors in a group or within their family members. These worships are compulsorily performed even during marriage or any other ritual ceremonies. Tajpuriya women do not pierce their nose and do not wear any ornaments on their nose.

Received 4/2/2014
Posted 4/4/2014
Checked 4/2/2014