Rai people

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Rai people
Regions with significant populations
Nepal Nepal
India Darjeeling Kalimpong , Sikkim And North East India
Kiranti Mundhum
Folk Hinduism
Mankhim (temple) of Khambu (Rai) at Aritar, Sikkim, India

The Rai people are indigenous ethnolinguistic groups of the Indian subcontinent, what is now modern-day Nepal and present-day India, mainly in the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal (predominantly Darjeeling Hills). They were Rai meaning king (rai means king in old Khas Kura (Nepali). The Rai people are the descendant of the ancient Kirata Kingdom.

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