The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 24
Photo 24 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Thakali bronze plates (Dermang)
Dermang (देरमाङ्ग)—Bronze plates used to eat rice, pancakes etc.
The text in Devanagari reads:
देरमाङ्ग - भाताखान प्रयोग गर्ने कांसका
deramāṅga - bhātākhāna prayoga garne kamsaka [.../kasaka].
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
deramanga [dermang] - bhatakhana [bhatakhan] ... kamsaka.
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.