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The Shauka people are Tibeto-Burman ethnic group living in the Johaar Valley of Gori Ganga river in Munsyari, tehsil of the Pithoragarh District in Uttarakhand state of India. They are also known as Johaari Thakur. They are part of the larger Uttarakhand Bhotiya ethno-linguistic group, and one of the few of Uttarakhand tribes that shows a rich cultural heritage and adhere to the upper caste system. Shaukas are the followers of Hinduism, and have Hindu Brahmins to conduct religious ceremonies. They worship various gods and goddesses like Goddess Nanda Devi in Martoli, and Milam.

The legend of Rajula Malushahi relates to Rajula, daughter of Sunpati Shauka (A local lord/king of Johaar) and Malushahi, scion of one of the branches of Katyuri Kings based out of Bairath near Dwarahat. The famous explorers Nain Singh Rawat (C.I.E.), Kishan Singh Rawat and Mani Singh Rawat belong to the Johar Valley.

Nikhurpa, Barfal, Dharmshaktu, Ringwal, Jangpangi, Laspal, Pangtey, Mapwal, Martolia, Marwal, Nitwal, Tolia, Sumtyal, Brijwal, Rawat, Panchpal, Ganghariya, Rilkotiya, Mapwal are few surnames belonging to the Shauka community of Munsyari. Other Shauka surnames of Dharchula (Rung) are Kutiyal Garkhal, Rautela, Selal, Garbyal, Budiyal, Hyanki, Bonal, Nabiyal,Hotiyal, Titiyal etc.

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