Who are Indigenous people (Adhibasi Janjati) of Nepal?
Who are the Indigenous Nationalities of Nepal? A total of 61 Adibasi Janajatis were identified in the Report prepared by the Task Force formed by Nepal Government for the Establishment of the Foundation for the Upliftment of Nationalities, and duly submitted in 1996.
The Task Force Report explains the bases for the identification of the 61 nationalities called "Janajatis".
Accordingly, a Nationality or Janajati, as per the Report's own relevant content, is that community who has its own mother tongue and traditional culture and yet does not fall under the conventional fourfold VARNA of the HINDU VARNA system or the Hindu hierarchical caste structure.
Each Indigenous Nationality or Janajati has the following characteristics:
•A distinct collective identity;
•Own language, religion, tradition, culture and civilisation;
•Own traditional egalitarian social structure;
•Traditional homeland or geographical area;
•Written or oral history;
•Having "We" feeling;
•Has had no decisive role in the politics and government of modern Nepal;
•Who are the indigenous or native peoples of Nepal; and
•Who declares itself as "Janajati".
As per the definition of "Janajati" in the Act enacted by Government of Nepal (see below), it declares to the effect that ""indigenous nationalities" means a tribe or community as mentioned in the schedule having its own mother language and traditional rites and customs, distinct cultural identity, distinct social structure and written or unwritten history."
The Nepali "Janajatis" or 'Indigenous Nationalities' are spread out almost in every part of the country.
As per the newly enacted National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities Act, 2002 AD ("Adibasi Janajati Utthan Rastriya Pratishthan, 2058 BS" in Nepali), Nepal Government has identified fifty-nine (59) Indigenous Nationalities that fit in with those characteristics.
To illustrate the above claims, the following list shows the distribution of the 59 Indigenous Nationalities in the four regions of Nepal:
"Chettris, Bahuns, Kami, Damai, Sarki, Dumm" people are not Indigenous people of Nepal.
Nepali true and fact historical record, Chettris-Bahuns, Kami-Damai-Sarki-Dumm are not belonging to "Indigenous people (Adibasi janjati)" or Nepal. They migrated into Kirat Kingdom (Nepal) in early 19th Century from north-west (Rajasthan India) when Muslim (Mughal) invaded India. Muslim army massacred all Indian Hindus population those who did not surrender and did not want to become Muslim. Those Indian Hindus people (Chettris-Bahuns-Kami-Sarki-Damai-Dumm) escaped from invader Muslim and migrated as Asylums into Nepal. Then these Chettris-Bahuns (Khas people) manipulated and cheated to very honest Magar tribes and these Chettris-Bahuns upside down to Magarat kingdom and establish their Aryan Kingdom in Gorkha. These Chettris-Bahuns’ migration history are very fresh in Nepali history.
They are not indigenous people (Adibasi people) of Nepal. However, these Chettris-Bahuns are also trying very hard to list their title as “true Adibasi people of Nepal” because behind the scene they do not want to loose many benefits, power and political dirty wealth.
Re: Who are Indigenous people (Adhibasi Janjati) of Nepal?
by Suresh77 on Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 1:25 AM
Hlo kirat .u r making a big joke.who gonna believe you.you have no any certain proofs to prove that khas people are immigrant.read the history do research,its crystal clear that there was khas rajye in northern himalaya to kashmir ruled by first khas king nagraj ( nagdev).there is still a proof of this in dullu dailekh in written form.not only this in mahabharat has also clearly mentioned of the khas existence as of like kirat.so kirat saathi dont be fool,dont try to degrade ur fellow ancient peoples.they are not miGrants.they are the indo-european caucas race existed since from the early time of nepal.so we all are indeginous except some tribes of brahmin.so learn the fact ane be social otherwise u will not get a place even to hide.wake up folk