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The Gurung people, also called Tamu, are an ethnic group from different parts of Nepal. They are one of the main Gurkha tribes who united estwhele Nepal under king prithibi narayan shah.. ( other 3 main Gurkha tribes are Magar. Khas. And thakuri) 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 began serving the British in Army 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 communal activities.
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