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Tamang

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Pronunciation: /taˈmaŋ
 
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Definition of Tamang in English:

noun (plural same or Tamangs)

1A member of a Buddhist people inhabiting mountainous parts of Nepal and Sikkim.
Example sentences
  • For Nepal's indigenous ethnic minorities like the Buddhist Tamangs the struggle for survival is compounded by their marginalized status.
  • The major ethnic groups include Newars, Indians, Tibetans, Gurungs, Magars, Tamangs, Bhotias, Rais, Limbus, and Sherpas.
  • Tamang prefer to preserve social reciprocity through bilateral cross-cousin marriages that are held as ideal, and marriages are strategically arranged to form ties to distant, and more prestigious, families.
2 [mass noun] The Tibeto-Burman language of the Tamang.
Example sentences
  • Other languages include Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Newari, and Abadhi.
  • The girls are taught Tamang, but they use Nepali script.
  • Tamang is the largest Tibeto-Burman language in Nepal.

adjective

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Relating to the Tamang or their language.
Example sentences
  • This particular Tamang community, which represents 300,000 of the nearly one million Tamang people, lives in a precipitous river valley located in the Himalayan Mountains.
  • The journey brings you, too, in close contact with the Gurung and Tamang clans, who have practiced sustenance agriculture in the region for centuries.
  • Remittances are a flow of resources to village households, indicating the continued membership and obligation of weavers with their originating village, or, as in the case of the Tamang women, with their husband's household.

Origin

Nepali, from rtamaṅ 'owner of many horses'.

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