People & Culture

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the total population of Nepal was 26,427,99 in 2007. The population comprises people of more than 100 multiple ethnic groups who speak about 93 different languages and dialects which are further divided into different castes. The distinction in caste still plays a significant part in a Nepali life when it comes to marriage. Some of the main ethnic groups are: Gurungs and Magars who live mainly in the western region; Rais, Limbus and Sunwars who live in the eastern middle hills; Sherpas, Manangbas and Lopas who live near the mountains of Everest, Annapurna and Mustang respectively; Newars who live in and around the Kathmandu valley; Tharus, Yadavas, Satar, Rajvanshis and Dhimals who live in the Tarai region; and Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakuris generally spread over all parts of the country.


Nepal, the Himalayan Kingdom has rich and diverse culture. It is also the land of festivals. On average, at least one festival is celebrated per day in a traditional manner throughout the year which adds dazzling color to Nepal’s myriad attractions, enduring customs and beliefs. In Nepal, one can easily enjoy village tours and visit the multi-ethnic groups to obtain first hand experience of their customs and lifestyles. Nepal is the holy land of Lord Pashupatinath and Gautam Buddha where the people of all religions have been living in harmony for centuries. As well as they have good relation each other. The sacred Hindu shrine, the Temple of Pashupatinath is one of the important temples in the world for Shiva (Mahadev) worshippers. Nepal is also a sacred pilgrimage destinations for Buddhists as Lord Buddha, the light of Asia, was born in Lumbini in Nepal’s southern plains. Patan, Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, the three ancient cities of Kathmandu Valley symbolize an epitome of harmony in urban design, elegant architecture and refined culture. These cities domicile a concentration of religious monuments found nowhere in the world. The seven monument zones enlisted in the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO are situated within the small limit of the Valley.

The language spoken by most in Nepal is Nepali. The script is Devanagari, the same as for Hindi. Derived from Sanskrit, Nepali is actually fairly close to many north Indian languages. In the higher reaches of the Himalayas the language resembles Tibetan, close to the Indian border Maithili and Bhojpuri. Nepali is the official language of the state, spoken and understood by almost all the people of Nepal. English is spoken by many in government and business offices. It is the mode of education in most private schools of Kathmandu and some other major cities.



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