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Kirat

 

(also Kiranti or Rai), a nationality living mainly in the eastern part of mountainous Nepal. Groups of Kirat also live in Sikkim and Bhutan. In Nepal there are about 325,000 Kirat (1971, estimate). Their language is Rai, which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman group of languages. They profess Hinduism and Buddhism (Lamaism), although ancient ancestral and tribal cults also continue to exist. Hoe agriculture is the principal occupation. The Kirat also engage in livestock-raising and hunting.

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Narody Iuzhnoi Azii. Moscow, 1963.
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Quelques ouvrages collectifs (Rallet et Torre 1995 ; Bellet et al 1998 ; Gilly et Torre 2000 ; Dupuy et Burmeister 2003 ; Pecqueur et Zimmermann 2004 ; Torre et Filippi 2005 ; Rallet et Torre 2007) et numeros speciaux de remes (Bellet et al 1993 ; Gilly et Torre 1998 ; Mollard et Torre 2004a ; Torre 2004 ; Boschma 2005 ; Talbot et Kirat 2005 ; Torre et Zuindeau 2006) plus tard, apres des controverses revelatrices de la vitalite de cette approche et un elargissement a des disciplines telles que la sociologie ou la geographie, on peut resumer l'apport des recherches sur la proximite autour de la definition simplifiee des deux grandes categories (Torre et Rallet 2005), la proximite geographique et la proximite organisee (voir les definitions en encadre).
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Long-ago fight for Kirat identity," Himal Southasian, vol.
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