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The Raji Community in the Far West - Issue 34
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The Rajis, one of the most endangered ethnic groups and one of the most economically deprived indigenous communities in Nepal, are gradually decreasing in number. The Far Western Raji population of 3,274 in 1991 dwindled to 2,399 (about 0.1% of the total population) in 2011. According to the latest data provided by a member of the Raji Salma Samaj (RSS) in January 2012, the Raji population in the Far Western Region totals 2,281 and is scattered across 10 VDCs of Kailali and two VDCs of Kanchanpur districts. According to an NGO working with the Raji community the total population nationwide was 4,646 in 20103. The Rajis are believed to originate from Surkhet with most households today living in the Chure hills of the Mid Western Region and the Far Western Region Terai. The largest Raji population is found in Surkhet and Bardiya districts, followed by Kailali and Baglung districts. The Rajis are divided into three groups:the Purbe (a.k.a. Atharathar), the Naukale (a.k.a. Nauthar) and the Bandale(a.k.a. Barathar)and live in Surkhet, Bardiya and Kailali respectively. Scattered members of these groups are also found elsewhere. The Rajis speak a Tibeto-Burman language without a script.
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UNRCHCO ,   (2012 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
ETHNIC GROUP, ETHNICITY, ETHNIC CONFLICT, SUBSIDIES, NOMADIC GROUP, SOCIAL PARTICIPATION, CITIZENSHIP, SOCIAL INCLUSION, HOUSEHOLD, ENDANGERED, AGRICULTURE, IRRIGATION, MIGRATE, LIVELIHOOD, PRIMARY SCHOOL, SETTLEMENT, TRADITION, CULTURE, INDIGENOUS GROUP, GENOCIDE PREVENTION GROUP, HATRED INTERCOMMUNAL NEGOTIATIONS, MINORITIES, PREVENTIVE DIPLOMACY, SOCIAL CONFLICT, MARGINALIZED SOCIAL GROUPS
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 UNRCHCO (UNRCO) : UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator Office (UN Resident Coordinator Office)
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15.00.00  -  Cultural Development
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