Magar


Magar

people
also spelled  Mangar,  

      people of Nepal and Sikkim state, India, living mainly on the western and southern flanks of the Dhaulāgiri mountain massif. They number about 390,000. The Magar speak a language of the Tibeto-Burman family. The northern Magar are Lamaist Buddhists in religion, while those farther south have come under strong Hindu influence. Most of them draw their subsistence from agriculture. Others are pastoralists, craftsmen, or day labourers. Along with the Gurung, Rai, and other Nepalese ethnic groups, they have won fame as the Gurkha soldiers of the British and Indian armies.

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  • Magar — noun a) A member of the Magars, an ethnic group from Nepal and northern India. b) The Sino Tibetan language spoken by the Magar people …   Wiktionary

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  • mãgár — s. m., pl. mãgári …   Romanian orthography

  • magar — …   Useful english dictionary


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