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The Gurung people, also called Tamu, are an ethnic group from different parts of Nepal.  They believe that till the 15th century they were ruled by a Gurung King. When the British Empire came to South Asia, the Gurung people started to serve the British in regiments of Gurkhas. 
Gurung (Tamu) girls in traditional attire
|Gurung, Nepali and Himachali|
|Buddhism and Hinduism |
 Priestly practitioners of the Gurung Dharma include Ghyabri (Klehpri), Pachyu (Paju), and Bon Lamas. Shamanistic elements among the Gurungs remain strong and most Gurungs often embrace Buddhist and Bön rituals in all communal activities.
Notable Gurung people
- Amber Gurung, musician/composer/singer/lyricist of Nepali music
- Amrit Gurung, singer/musician
- Anil Gurung, top striker of Nepal national football team
- Ciney Gurung, singer
- Harka Gurung, geologist, former Minister of Nepal
- Heman Gurung, Nepalese footballer
- Prabal Gurung, Singaporean, New York fashion designer
- Lachhiman Gurung, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Bhanbhagta Gurung, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Bimal Gurung, leader of GJM
- Chhatra Man Singh Gurung, former chief of the Nepal Army
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