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The Gurung people, like other east Asian featured peoples of Nepal such as Sherpa, Tamang, Thakali, Magar, Manaaggi, Mustaaggi, and Walunggi, are the indigenous people of Nepal's mountain valleys. Their ancestors practiced Bön (shamanism), later converting to Tibetan Buddhism.

Gurungs are an ethnic group that migrated from Tibet in the 6th century to the central region of Nepal. They live mainly on the southern flank of the Annapūrna mountain massif. Their numbers are estimated at about 200,000. The Gurung speak a language of the Tibeto-Burman family. Many are Lamaist Buddhists in religion, while others have adopted Hinduism. They make their living in agriculture and livestock raising.

Strange that this child was playing with her siblings, while the other children that we encountered were all dressed up in uniforms and making their way to school..

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 22 N: 504] (3171)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-02-10
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-02-25 3:33
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