Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Sikkim

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The Magar 

The Magars are another important tribe whose customs and religious ceremonies closely conform to those of the Hindus. They have a language of their own, known as Magar Kura which is of Tibeto-Burmese group. There are seven classes of Magar who are all socially equal. They are Ale, Burathoki, Gharti, Pun, Rana, Roka and Thapa. Thapa is the largest class of the Magar. Inter marriage is permissible among the classes.

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