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The Kirati Warriors And The Gorkha

       The Kirati Warriors                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Mongolian tribe of Nepal who formed the core of the elite Gurkhas in the British Army. The video shows the recruitment of the Kiratas from the hills and mountains of Nepal into the British Gurkha regiment. This video was made during the Gurkha recruitment in 1984.  Who are the Gurkhas ?  "Many of the Gurkha troops are and are still being recruited from the (Mongoloid) hill tribes of Magar, Gurung, Rai and Limbu. With small amount coming from Sunuwar and Tamang." - Dor Bahadur Bista (People of Nepal, 1989)  "Collectively the Mongoloid hill tribes of Nepal are known as Kirat." - Dor Bahadur Bista (Fatalism and Development: Nepal's Struggle for Modernization, 1991)  Kiratas are first mentioned in the Yajurveda (Shukla XXX.16; Krisha III


  KHALING RAI Khaling is one of the many languages of Rai people. Khaling language belongs to Kiranti language, which is part of  the  Tibeto-Burman group of the Sino-Tibetan language family. According to the census (2001), the population is around 9,288. Based on the UNESCO Language Survey Report Nepal (2002), the total population is between 15,000 and 20,000. Most of this people group is located in Solu Khumbu, Khotang, Bhojpur, Sankhuwasawa, Terhathum, Panchtar and Ilam districts in east Nepal. Historical Background of Khaling Rai: The Rai belong to the Kirati group or the Kirat confederation that includes the Baramu, the Chepang, the Dhimal, the Hayu, the Jirel, the Surel, the Limbu, the Sunuwar, the Yakkha and many other Mongoloid ethnicity of Nepal speaking various Tibeto-Burman language of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Within Rai : The Rai people are divided into many different sub-groups also known as clan namely  • Athpahariya, • Bantawa,  • Chamling, • Sampang, • Dumi, •


 KIRAT PEOPLE OF NEPAL AND ASIA. Kirat Civilization  What is Kiratism ? Kiratism is simply about the prayer to mother earth and mother nature. It also involves worshiping to ancestors.  This  is  the philosophy of Asian religion.  Historical Background of Kiratism: Kirat religion is centuries old philosophy that adored by Human civilization in Asian continent, far-east Africa and in Europe. Unlike the commercialized religion, Kiratism is confined to certain Himalayas regions from Kasmir to myanmar where it originated. Kiratism is also followed by Native Americans(Red Indians) in America, Canada, Maori people in New Zealand and many indigenous people of the world in every part of the world.  Who still follows Kiratism in Nepal? Today Kirat famaKiratism is still followed by the following ethnic groups in Nepal namely  Hayu, Limbu, Rai, Sunuwar, Surel, Thami, Jirel, and Yakkha people....etc although it is open for all believers and are welcome to adopt it.  other kirat families (mech/Mech

Who are kirati’s? Kirat Civilization

  Who are kirati’s?   #vintage #khambu #yakthung Kirat/Kirant is not only a dynasty, culture or a tradition but It is a whole civilization . According to some historians Kirati people came in Nepal around 723 B.C and immediately established Kirat/Kirant dynasty. Kirat are mentioned in early Sanskrit literature as hunter tribes from the Himalayas. Beside that a archaeological study programme between Nepal and Russia, uncovered Kirat Stone-age tools and other artifacts from approximately 30,000 B.C. Who are kirati's? Kirat consist of mainly 11 ethnic groups. They are: 1. The hayu  2.The jirel  3.The Thami  4.The Yakkha  5.The Surel  6.The Sunuwar  7.The Limbu  8The Rai  9.The Dhimal  10.The Meche/koche 11.The Rajbanshi others( Tamang,Sherpa,Magar,Gurung,lepcha,Tharu,Raute,kusunda ) Kirati people are known the worshipper of nature and pray nature as god. Mundhum is the holy book of kirat.   Kirati people celebrate Sakela(Ubhauli and Ubhauli), Yeledong etc. These festivals are known

The Kirat descendants include all Indo-Mongolian people speaking various Tibeto-Burmese.KIRAT CIVILIZATION

KIRAT CIVILIZATION    ”The Kirat descendants include all Indo-Mongolian people speaking various Tibeto-Burmese dialects as their mother tongue, The principal of which are the #Rai, #Limbu, #Yakha, #Sunuwar, #Jirel, #Hayu, #Gurung, #Magar, #Tamang, #Thakali, #Thami, #Surel and #Chepang in the hills, and the #Tharu, #Danuwar, #Bhote, #Majhi, #Dhimal, #Meche, #Koche, Rajbanshi etc. The earliest #Newar of #Kathmandu are also thought to belong to this general group. Beside the #Kirat and #Khas groups, there are others, such as the Dhangads, who speak a #Dravidian language and appear to have Dravidian characteristics. Also, some of the groups speaking Tibeto-Burmese dialects have predominantly Dravidian physical characteristics, such as the Raute. As previously mentioned, there has been much migration within Nepal, resulting in intermingling of the various racial groups.” Despite the migration of groups from the Gangetic plains into the Nepali region, the Kirat have been able to maintain a