The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 23
Photo 23 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali metal cooking pots
The cooking pots of metal alloy.
The text in Devanagari reads:
हाना पकाउने धातुका भांडाहरु
hānā pakāune dhātukā bhāṃḍāharu.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
hana pakaune dhatuka bhamdaharu [bhamdahru].
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.