Tharu are the ethnic community thieving in the low land area of Nepal. They are present in the protected area like the Chitwan National Park.

The Tharu lives in the nuclear family. The family member can be up to 50 individuals.

Tharu Community Nepal

The Tharu community comprise more than six percent of the population in Nepal.

Tharu shows great affinity to the natural environment and highly respect the surroundings.

Tharu Community Home Stay

Tharu community homestay is available around the National park of Nepal like the Chitwan National Park. This has aided in the empowerment of the Tharu especially women.


The origin of the Tharu people is hazy. Some claims to have been migrated from the Thar Desert.


The language spoken by the Tharu people varies with the place they thieve. Generally, in eastern Nepal, they speak alternate of Maithili.

On the central Nepal Tharu speaks the variant of Bhojpuri.

In the far western part of Nepal, they speak Awadhi, Urdu, and Hindi.

Kamaiya System

The bounded labor often coined, as the Kamaiya system is the nitrous system prevalent in the western part of Nepal. The government criminalizes such acts in the year 2000.

Malaria Resistance

They have the malaria resistance ability, which makes them able to survival Malaria infested area. This is due to the presence of the elongated red blood cell, which is called sickle cell Red Blood Cell.

Further, the genetic modification enables them to combat with the malaria infection in the low lying area.

Staple Income

The staple income of the Tharu is from the subsistence agriculture. They cultivated rice, vegetable, mustard, and occasionally hunt animals like the rabbit, dear, and other. During a favorable time, they collect the fish from the adjoining water bodies.

Tharu Cuisine

Tharu cuisine is simple and required less material during the preparation. Some of the interesting Tharu cuisines are dried fish dish, Rice wine, Ghungi, Dhikari, Bagya, and others.

The Rice wine is made traditionally by fermenting rice.

Rice flour is used to make the Dhikri.

Ghonghi is the edible collection of Snail.


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