Lohorung people

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Lohorung language
Lohorung women in traditional costume at Kathmandu, Nepal
A Lohorung girl at Kathmandu

Lohorung are a janajati or ethnic native people of eastern Nepal.[1][2] The Lohorung homeland is Sankhuwasabha district in the northern part of the Arun watershed, a tributary to the Koshi. At present they are found in eight other districts of Nepal: Ilam, Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Dhankuta, Terhathum, Lalitpur and Kathmandu. They also live in northeastern states of India: Darjeeling and Kalimpong in West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam, and even Bhutan, Australia, United Kingdom and United States.

The Lohorung language belongs to the Kiranti group of Sino-Tibetan languages. Lohorung Yakhkhaba Yuyong is a non-profit organization advocating for the Lohorung community. It is based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The main festivals of Lohorung are Nwagi and Iksamam. Lohorung language.

                  1. Cham         Food/rice
                  2. Khen         Curry
                  3. Yap-me       People
                  4. Bop-pa       Grandfather
                  5. Mapma        Grandmother
                  6. sag-chang    Money
                  7. Chang-chera  Cloths
                  8. yomma        Water
                  9. may          Fire

The different branch of lohorung people:\

      1. Chang-kha me
      2. Kha-ya song
      3. Seppa
      4. Dingguwa

List of Lohorung villages[edit]

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