The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 5
Photo 5 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali Dance
This old photograph shows a traditional Thakali dance.
The Thakali people are an indigenous ethnic group from Nepal whose rise of power can be dated to the mid-19th century. The Thakalis originate from Thak Khola, north-west of Pokhara, western Nepal. Thy are primarily Buddhist practitioners. The Thakali language represents a branch of the Tibet-Barman family, related to languages such as Gurung and Magar.