Indigenous Group Dhimal (Also known as: Haiko, Limbus of Terai)
Location Nepal, Mechi Zone, Jhapa District, 24 Villages; Koshi Zone, Morang District, 51 Villages
Estimated Population 17,308 (2001, SIL International)
Environment Forest / Plains / Temperate
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Fishing / Handicraft Sales / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Dhimal
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Tibetic, Dhimal
Dialects: Eastern Dhimal, Western Dhimal. 80% to 82% similarity between dialects
Website URLs Ethnologue : Dhimal, A language of Nepal
Nepal Federation on Indigenous Nationalities, The Dhimal
Dhimal Language
NGOs Nepal Federation on Indigenous Nationalities
United Nations Development Programme, Nepal
Idea Action
Rural-Urban Partnership Programme (RUPP)
Word Literacy of Canada (WLC)
Nari Bikash Sangh
Poverty Alleviation Fund, Nepal (PAF)