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Pahari people

Pahari People
Regions with significant populations
 India
(Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand)[1]
   Nepal [2][3][1]
 Pakistan
(Azad Kashmir, Galliat hill tract of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Languages
Pahari languages, also Hindi, Nepali and Urdu
Religion
Hinduism, Shamanism, Islam
Related ethnic groups
Nepali people ( Madhesi and Himali), Indian (Simla, Kashmiri);[4][5]

The Pahari people, (Pahāṛī; Devnagri पहाड़ी); also called Pahadi, are an Indo-Aryan ethnic groups of the Himalayas living in Nepal, India and Pakistan. They also constitute the majority population of the Indian States of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Pahari people forms up majority in Nepal also where nearly one-third of people are Pahari.

The name Pahari derives from pahar (पहाड़), meaning "hill", and corresponds to the Himalayan Hill Region in India, Nepal and Pakistan which the Pahari inhabit. The term Pahari may indicate contrast to the groups of Tibetan origin, Indian origin and indigenous communities such as Bhotiyas of the Himalaya.

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References

  1. ^ a b "Pahādī". Encyclopædia Britannica online.  
  2. ^ "Chapter 1.7 Population Distribution by Caste/Ethnic Groups and Sex for Nepal, 2001" (PDF). Statistical Yearbook 2009.  
  3. ^ Lewis, M. Paul, ed. (2009). "Languages of Nepal".  
  4. ^ "Social Classes and Stratification". Nepal: A country study (Andrea Matles Savada, ed.). Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress of the USA (1991).  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Ethnic Groups". Nepal: A country study (Andrea Matles Savada, ed.). Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress of the USA (1991).  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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