In addition to the mysterious Tharu, the Eastern Terai is also home to the Danuwars, who are widely distributed across the region, and the Majhis, who live in riverside settlements between the Bagmati and the Sun Koshi. Both groups traditionally rely more on fishing than hunting or farming. Most of the Terai’s Hindu caste families are first- or second-generation immigrants from India, and maintain close cultural, linguistic and economic ties with their homeland. In addition, a significant number of Muslims inhabit the Western Terai, especially around Nepalgunj, where they’re in the majority.

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