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 words[edit]

cham food, rice
khen curry
yap-me people
bop-pa grandfather
mapma grandmother
sag-chang money
chang-chera cloths
yomma water
may fire

The different branch of Lohorung people[edit]

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

List of Lohorung villages[edit]

This essay is also found in the spoken version of


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