Caste and Ethnicity

(Note: This Indigenous Nationalities of Nepal Profile Report 2021 is compiled by Mr. Hitkaji Gurung (Section Officer) of NFDIN. These individual reports are in Nepali language only. For non Nepali readers English version is still work in progress and will take sometime to be available on this webpage. For information required on English version for particular indigenous nationality of Nepal please request through email: hitkazi@gmail.com at least 5 working days in advance. We regret for any incovenience.)

Indigenous Groups of People:

Endangered Group

1. Kusunda - Profile Description
2. Bankariya - Profile Description
3. Raute - Profile Description
4. Surel - Profile Description
5. Hayu - Profile Description
6. Raji - Profile Description
7. Kissan - Profile Description
8. Lepcha - Profile Description
9. Meche - Profile Description
10. Kusbadiya - Profile Description

Highly Marginalized Group

1. Majhi - Profile Description
2. Siyar - Profile Description
3. Lhomi (Singsawa) - Profile Description
4. Thudam - Profile Description
5. Dhanuk - Profile Description
6. Chepang - Profile Description
7. Satar / Santhal - Profile Description
8. Thami - Profile Description
9. Jhagad (Urao) - Profile Description
10. Bote - Profile Description
11. Danuwar - Profile Description
12. Baram - Profile Description

Marginalized Group

1. Sunuwar (Koinch) - Profile Description
2. Tharu - Profile Description
3. Tamang - Profile Description
4. Bhujel- Profile Description
5. Kumal - Profile Description
6. Rajbanshi - Profile Description
7. Gangai - Profile Description
8. Dimal - Profile Description
9. Bhote - Profile Description
10. Darai - Profile Description
11. Tajpuriya - Profile Description
12. Pahari - Profile Description
13. Topkegola - Profile Description
14. Dolpo - Profile Description
15. Phri - Profile Description
16. Mugal - Profile Description
17. Larke - Profile Description
18. Lhopa - Profile Descriptin
19. Dura - Profile Description
20. Walung - Profile Description

Disadvantaged Group

1. Gurung - Profile Description
2. Magar - Profile Description
3. Rai - Profile Description
4. Limbu - Profile Description
5. Chairotan - Profile Description
6. Tangbe - Profile Description
7. Tingaonle Thakali
8. Barhagaonle - Profile Description
9. Marphali Thakali - Profile Description
10. Sherpa - Profile Description
11. Yakkha - Profile Description
12. Chantyal - Profile Description
13. Jirel - Profile Description
14. Byashi - Profile Description
15. Yolmo - Profile Description

Advanced Group

1. Newar - Profile Description
2. Thakali - Profile Description


Geographical Location

1. Mountain

Siyar, lhomi (Singsawa), Lepcha, Bhote, Topkegola, Dolpo, Mugal, Larke, Lhopa, Walung, Tangbe, Tingonle Thakali, Barhagaonle, marphali Thakali, Sherpa, Byashi, Hyolmo

2. Hilly Region

Raute, Surel, Hayu, Thudam, Chepang, Thami, Baram, Sunuwar, Tamang, Bhujel, Kumal, Darai, Pahari, Dura, Gurung, Magar, Rai, Limbu, Chairotan, Yakkha, Chantyal, Jirel, Newar, Thakali

3. Inner Terai

Kusuda, Raji, Majhi, Bote, Phri

4. Terai

Bankariya, Kissan, Meche, Kusbadiya, Dhanuk, Satar/Santhal, Jhagad (Urao), Danuwar, Tharu, Rajbanshi, Gangai, Dhimal, Tajpuriya