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Although the etymological roots of the word “phutung” is unknown, the word is perhaps related to Tibeto-Burman kirati root meaning “subsidiary”. Accordingly, if its kirati root is true, the name may date back to 500 BC during the era when Tibeto-Burman speaking kirati people ruled the Kathmandu Valley. Please read the history of Kathmandu valley for ancient history of the Kathmandu valley.
The village is the source of name for a technological research institute named Phutung Research Institute  for the word rhymes with word photon, the name for the smallest packet of electromagnetic energy.
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