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Introduction - Kirat Yakthung Chumlung (KYC)

The KYC - UK was established in 2003 with the aim to promote the welfare of Limbus, which is expanded in detail below.

The word ‘Limbu’ in Kirat translates as an archer, or bearer of bow and arrows. The ancestral and original stronghold of the Limbu’s is known as Pallo Kirat (eastern part of the Kirat kingdom) as well as Limbuwan (Limbu state), which spans from the Arun River in Nepal to the Kingdom of Sikkim in the east. Currently, in Nepal, Limbus mainly inhabit the districts of Sankhuwasabha, Tehrathum, Dhankuta, Taplejung, Panchthar, Ilam Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari and the Kathmandu valley. Farming and employment in the British and Indian armies are their primary source of income.

Great Britain - UK Limbu scripture is called Mundhum. Phedangma, Shamba and Yeba-Yema are their sacred specialists.  Limbu celebrate the dance festivals of Kelang, popularly known Chyabrung (two-sided drum) and Yarak (Paddy dance) as major events. Their faith is enshrined in the evergreen Cynodondactylon (dubo) grass and rocks. Some to do cremate some do't their dead. The population of the Limbus, according to the census of 2001, is 359,255

 

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