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Magar, Western
Indigenous Group Magar, Western (Also known as: Mangar)
Location Nepal, Bheri Zone, Surkhet, Banke, and Dialekh districts, West of Pokhara, Tansen highway; Gandaki Zone, Pokhara (Kaski) and Syangja districts; Koshi Zone, Morang and Dhankuta districts; Lumbini Zone, Nawalparasi District. Northern side of the Mahabharat Range from Palpa to Gorkha, with its center in Surkhet District.
Estimated Population 750,960 (2002, Magar Studies)
Environment Highland / Harsh
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Handicraft Sales / Paid Labor
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Magar, Western
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Mahakiranti, Kham-Magar-Chepang-Sunwari, Magar
Alternate Names: Magar, Magari, Manggar, Magar Nuwakot

Dialects: Magar-Eastern, Magar-Western, Raji
Website URLs Ethnologue: Magar, Western, A language of Nepal
The Magar People
Nepal Ethnographic Museum
Wikipedia: Magar People
Encyclopedia of Cultures in Tibet and Himalayas
NGOs Magar Studies Center
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)
The Hans Rausing Endangered Language Project

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