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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Limbu

Source: Kirat Yakthung Chumlung




Profile


Native Name
None

Total Speakers
According to the latest national census 2011, of the total population of Limbu 387,300, as many as 543,603 Limbu speak their mother tongue.


Usage By Country
Nepal

Background
Limbu, one of the 59 indigenous peoples in Nepal, belong to the Kirat religious groups. They reside in the eastern hills of Arun River extending to the Sikkim and to the northern part of west Bengal. The term, ‘Limbu', in Limbu language means ‘the person who carries bow' or 'bow carrier'. Limbu are also called Yakthung. They follow Kirat religion and are animist or nature worshipers.

Received 4/1/2014
Posted 4/3/2014
Checked 4/1/2014