Pahari people

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Pahari People
Regions with significant populations
 India
(Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand)[1]
[2][3][1]
 Pakistan
(Azad Kashmir, Galliat hill tract of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree area of Punjab)
Languages
Pahari languages, also Hindi and Nepali
Religion
Om.svg Hinduism, Shamanism (Matwali Chhetris)
Related ethnic groups
Bahun, Chhetri (including Thakuri); [4][5]

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

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

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  1. ^ a b "Pahādī". Encyclopædia Britannica online. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Chapter 1.7 Population Distribution by Caste/Ethnic Groups and Sex for Nepal, 2001" (PDF). Statistical Yearbook 2009. Government of Nepal, Central Bureau of Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ Lewis, M. Paul, ed. (2009). "Languages of Nepal". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16 ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-05-08. 
  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.