Indigenous Group Mustang (Also known as: Lo, Lowa, Mastang)
Location Nepal, Dhaulagiri Zone, Mustang District, north central along the Upper Kali Gandaki River and in surrounding high valleys north of the Middle-Range Thakali, Gurung and Magar areas
Estimated Population 7,500 (2001, Census)
Environment Grassland / Arid / Mountain / Highland / Valley
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Tourism / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Salt Trade
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Lowa
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Tibetic, Tibetan, Central
Alternate Names: Lopa, Loyu, Loba, Lo Ke, Mustangi, Lo Montang
Dialects: Baragaunle (Baragaun, Baragaon, Bhoti Gurung), Upper Mustang (Lowa)
Website URLs Ethnologue: Lowa, A language of Nepal
A Short History of Mustang , Nepal
Principality of Mustang, Nepal
Mustang – Kingdom In The Himalayas
Yala Adventure: Mustang Trekking
Mustang: Festivals In The Forbidden Kingdom
Images of Mustang, Nepal
Photos of Mustang, Nepal
Wikipedia: Mustang Kingdom
King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation (KMTNC)
International Center for Integrated mountain Development
United Nations Development Programme
American Himalayan Foundation
Nepalese Children’s Education Fund