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ethnic group from the most mountainous region of Nepal
Instance of ethnic group
Location Nepal
  • 155,000
Authority control
GND ID: 4054741-3
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Sherpa people are ethnic Tibetan. The en:Sherpa language belongs to a dialect of en:Tibetan language. The Jirels, native people of Jiri, are ethnically related to the Sherpas. In India, Sherpas also inhabit the towns of Darjeeling and Kalimpong and the Indian state of Sikkim. The 2001 Nepal Census recorded 154,622 Sherpas in that country. Most Sherpas live in the west regions; however, some live farther west in the Rolwaling valley and in the Helambu region north of Kathmandu. en:Pangboche is the Sherpas' oldest village in Nepal. Sherpa is also used to refer to local people, typically men, who are employed as guides for mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas, particularly Mt. Everest.


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