Tamang people

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Moormi Bhotey
Tamang woman.jpg
Tamang woman
Total population
c. 1.7 million
   Nepal 1,539,830 [1]
 India 183,812
West Bengal146,203 (2011) [2]
Sikkim37,609 (2011)[3]
Tamang, Nepali, Tamang
(majority):Buddhism 87.29%, (minority): Hinduism 8.88%, Christian and others 4.83% Nepal census (2011), [4]
Related ethnic groups
Tibetan people, Bhotiya, Thakali,

The Tamang are an indigenous Tibetano-Burmese-speaking ethnic tribal group from Nepal whose cast name is Tamang. In Nepal, Tamang/Moormi people make for 1.539,830 persons, or 5.6% of the country's total population, up from 1.3 million in 2001.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Demography Population Nepal Census 2011" (PDF).
  2. "Population of West Bengal 2011".
  3. "Population of Sikkim 2011".
  4. "Caste ethnicity and religion of Nepal Ministry of Health" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-05-31. Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  5. "Report on Socio-Economic Status of Tamang–Kavre". Nefin.org.np. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2015-12-23.