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Title: Internal Migration in Nepal
Author: Bal Kumar, K.C.
Source: Population Monograph of Nepal, Central Bureau of Statistics
Year: 2004
Publisher: Central Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu
Abstracts:  Migration within a country does not affect its total population size and growth rate, but it affects regional and sub-regional population and growth rate within the country. This article deals with internal migration in Nepal, based on the data collected during the 2001 census. It examines the volume and pattern of internal migration by zones, regions and districts, and analyses the various streams of migration and the period of migration. It also examines the reasons and characteristics of internal migrants and non-migrants with respect to literacy, occupational status and ethnic status.
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Title: Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethno-linguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region: Containing an Introduction to the Symbiotic Theory of Language
Author: Driem, G.V.
Source: Google Books
Year: 2001
Publisher: Brill, Netherlands
Abstracts:  The book deals with the languages spoken in the Himalayas and the people who speak them. It seeks to explore the ethno-linguistic composition of the Himalayan region. The book details the language communities in chronological order based on when the linguistic ancestors entered and settled in the region and provides a detailed account of Austro-Asiatic, Daic, Tibeto-Burman, Dravidian, Indo-European, Burnshashi and Altaic language communities of the area.
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Title: Lineages and Structure in Tibetan Buddhist Painting: Principles and Practice of an Ancient Sacred Choreography
Author: Jackson, D.
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Year: 2005
Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library, and International Association of Tibetan Studies.
Abstracts:  The article classifies and describes the lineage structures found in the vast majority of the Tibetan Buddhist paintings. The article deals with traditional Tibetan classification of Buddhist art wherein classification occurs according to function, hierarchy and placement of figures, and hierarchy of iconographic classes in the paintings, and also explores the chronological conventions for lineages. It argues that depictions of lineages can help better understand the art history, iconography, and even religious culture of Tibet in general.
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Title: Migration Events Play Significant Role in Genetic Differentiation: A Microsatellite-based Study on Sikkim Settlers
Author: Guha, S., Trivedi, R. and Kashyap, V.K.
Source: Genome Biology
Year: 2005
Publisher: Bio-Med Central Ltd
Abstracts:  This is a link to an abstract. Though all mongoloids of India are known to have originated from the Mongol region of China, little is known about the period and route of their migration to different Himalayan regions. This study demonstrates that the present day mongoloids of Sikkim are genetically distinct from mongoloids of Northeast India by tracing their route of migration, time of settlement, and admixture with other non-mongoloid populations of adjoining areas.
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Title: Minority Language Politics in Nepal and the Himalaya
Author: Turin, M.
Source: Digital Himalaya Project; Position paper for SCALLA 2004 working conference: Crossing the Digital Divide: Shaping Technologies to Meet Human Needs
Year: 2004
Publisher: Digital Himalaya, University of Cambridge
Abstracts:  While Nepal is constitutionally recognised as a multilingual nation, scholars, citizens and the government still disagree about the number of languages spoken within its borders. The article deals with linguistic diversity of Nepal, endangered languages, and their decline. It observes that Nepali linguistic policy must move beyond the banning or promotion of individual languages as per political pressures, to an informed approach with indigenous ethno-linguistic perspectives.
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