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Lohorung are a janajati or ethnic native people of eastern Nepal. 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
The different branch of Lohorung people
- Chang-kha me
- Kha-ya song
List of Lohorung villages
- Tallo Dhupu
This essay is also found in the spoken version of
- Other Worlds: Notions of Self and Emotion among the Lohorung Rai a non-fiction social sciences book by Charlotte Hardman about the Lohorung people