The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 9
Photo 9 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali fire place
Chulo (चुलो)—Thakali fire place (Ground Oven). This is part of the Thakali common room (Mha dhin or Mha dhim). Chulo is a Nepali word and can also be transliterated from the Devanagari as Culo.
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.