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Lhotshampas
Indigenous Group Lhotshampas (Also Known as: Gurkhali, Nepali, Paharia, Southern Bhutanese)
Location Bhutan, South Central region
Estimated Population 156,000 (1993, SIL International)
Environment Highland
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Nepali
Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Northern zone, Eastern Pahari
Alternate Names: Nepalese, Gorkhali, Gurkhali, Khaskura, Parbatiya, Eastern Pahari, Lhotshammikha
Website URLs Ethnologue : Nepali a language of Bhutan
Bhutannewsonline.com: People and Culture of Bhutan
Wikipedia - Lhotshampa
UNHCR – The State of the World’s Refugees 2006
NGOs Centre for Protection of Minorities and Against Racism and Discrimination in Bhutan (CEMARD)
Bhutan Women and Children Organisation, (BWCO)
UNHCR

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