Karki (surname)

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Karki
कार्की
Language(s)Nepali, Doteli, Kumaoni
Origin
Language(s)Khas language[1]
Word/NameKarnali,[1] Nepal
DerivationKar (Tax)
MeaningTax Officer[1]
Other names
Variant(s)Karky
Derivative(s)Karki Kshatri/Chhetri
See alsoThapa, Basnet, Khadka, Kunwar, Mahat, Bista

Karki (Nepali: कार्की) is a Nepalese surname used by Khas people. It is found among Chhetri community.[2] Karki was one of the titles of governmental posts in ancient Khasa kingdom. The tax collecting officers in Dara/Garkha had the governmental title of Karki.[1]

Notable people with surname Karki[edit]

Notable people who bear the name Karki include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Adhikary, Surya Mani (1997). The Khasa Kingdom: A trans-Himalayan empire of the middle age. Nirala Publications. p. 210. ISBN 8185693501.
  2. ^ Subba, Tanka Bahadur (1989). Dynamics of a hill society: Nepalis in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas. Mittal Publications. ISBN 9788173041143. Some of the Chhetri clans are Adhikari, Baniya, Basnet, Bist, Bohra, Bura or Burathoki, Gharti, Karki, Khadka, Khatri, Khulal, Mahat, Raut, Rana, Roka, Thapa, etc.