How do Nepalese surnames work?

Many Nepalese use their ethnicity or caste name as their surname. Pre-married girls use their father’s surname but after marriage, they use their husband’s surname. Nepali surnames are divided into three origins: Indo-Aryan languages, Tibeto-Burman languages and indigenous origins.

Which caste is parki?

Some Dait castes such as Viswakarma Pariyar and Sarki of the Hills and Chamar of the Terai have multiple names while some Dalit castes such as Musahar and Bantar of the Terai have single names; eg, Viswakarma has now become a common caste name that refers to Kami or Lohar or Sunar or Wod or Chunara or Parki or Tamata.

Which caste is Baraili?

Table 1 Categorization of caste groups according to surname

Caste name Surname or Family name
Vaishya Chaudhari, Shrestha, Mahato, Manandhar, Rauniyar, Lama, Tamang, Aale, Gurung, Thapa
Shudra Pariyar, BK, Sunar, Kumal, Giri*, Sharma*, Baraili, Nagarkoti, Rana, Darai

Is Parajuli a Brahmin?

But Parajuli is from the Brahman caste, in the highest caste tier, and the relationship was kept a secret from both families. The day after the couple eloped in July, Mijar brought the girl to his family’s home, even as her family arranged her marriage to someone else.

Is Pandey Brahmin or Chhetri?

Pandey, Pande, or Panday (Hindi: पाण्डेय/पाण्डे/पाँडे/पाण्डेय) (Nepali: पाण्डे/पाँडे/पाण्डेय) is a surname found among the communities of brahmins in India and both Bahun and Chhetri communities of Nepal.

Is Majhi a lower caste?

Majhi is a minority as an indigenous caste / ethnic community among the 125 castes / ethnic groups of Nepal. The 83727 Majhis are one of the indigenous peoples inNepal who are living in their own language, dress, culture, etc (GoN, 2014). Majhi is not only polite and shy but also very much friendly and helpful.

Is Khati a low caste?

Khati caste is one of the many castes subcastes of India. Khati caste belongs to one of the above 4 categories.

Is kharel a Brahmin?

Kharel (Nepali: खरेल) is a surname found in Nepal and some parts of India. They belong to the brahmin (khas-bahun) community of Nepal.

Is thakuri a Chhetri?

Technically Thakuri belong to Chhetri caste. Thakuri is considered to be ruler clan. Shah is also considered to belong Thakuri subcaste of chhetri. Today Thakuri population in Nepal is estimated as 418,000 out of which 99% believe in Hinduism and 88% speak Nepali as first language.