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Gurung

Source: Tamu Hyula Chhojdhin




Profile


Native Name
None

Total Speakers
According to the latest national census, of the total population of Gurung, 522,641, as many as 325,622 speak their mother tongue—Tamukwyi.


Usage By Country
Besides Nepal, Tamukwyi language is spoken in India, Bhutan, Manmar and other countries such as UK, Singapur where Gurung have been employed.

Background
Gurung is one of the 59 indigenous nationalities in Nepal residing on the foothills of Annapurna, Machhapuchre mountain range. The name Gurung is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Grong’ which means farmers. Gurung call themselves ‘Tamu’ which means horseman in the Tibetan language. They are densely populated in Kaski, Lamjung, Mustang, Manang, Gorkha, Parbat and Shyanja district. According to 2011 Census, the total population of Gurung is 5, 22,641. They are animists or followers of the Bon-religion, which is Shamanistic and animistic in nature.

Received 3/31/2014
Posted 4/3/2014
Checked 3/31/2014