The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 11
Photo 11 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali silver cups for offering
The silver cups (Yalche Kolche) for offering pure water to God.
The text in Devanagari reads:
पानी चठुने चोदिका बदुकाहरु (एल्छे कोल्छे)
pānī caṭhāune codikā badukāharu (elche kolche).
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
pani cathaune codika badukaharu (elche kolche).
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.