Tharu language resources
Tharu is spoken on a daily basis in: Nepal
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Tharu are indigenious people living in the Terai plains of South Nepal and India. According to Nepalís 2001 census, there are 1,533,879 ethnic Tharu (6.75% of Nepal's total population) of which 1,331,546 speak one of the seven Tharu dialects as a mother tongue.
Tharu living in Nepal are concentrated in the jungles of the southern Terai lowlands of Nepal in Bardia, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Morang, Saptari and Jhapa districts, as well as in the inner Terai valleys of Chitwan, Dang, Deukhuri Surkhet and Udaipur. Tharu living in India live near the Nepali border, mainly in Naini Tal in Uttaranchal, Kheri and Gonda Districts of Uttar Pradesh State and Champaran District of Bihar State. The Tharu population in Nepal is estimated to be at 1.2 million.
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All data is derived from UNESCO.