Limbu



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The Limbu, one of the largest tribal aggregates in Nepal, live in the most easterly part of Nepal between the Arun River and the border of Sikkim District, India. The Limbu are of Mongolian descent and speak a Tibeto-Burman dialect. In 1970, the population was estimated at 245,000.


See also Brahman and Chhetri of Nepal ; Kiranti ; Rai

Bibliography

Caplan, Lionel (1970). Land and Social Change in East Nepal: A Study of Hindu-Tribal Retenons. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.


Jones, Rex L., and Shirley K. Jones (1976). The Himalayan Woman: A Study of Limbu Women in Marriage and Divorce. Palo Alto: Mayfield Publishing Co.

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