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|Languages||Nepali language (Khas Kura) as mother tongue||Religions||Hinduism|
Khas people (Nepali: खस जाति) are people of Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group. They are indigenous native speakers of Nepali language (Khas Kura; translit.Khas speech) which is an Indo-Aryan language. Khas people have been referred as Parbatiya and Pahari or Gorkhali. Khas are most dominant faction in Nepal. They are around 31% of Nepal but nearly two thirds of government officials. The word “Khas” is little used in modern times. Khas peoples call themselves by their group names such as Bahun, Kshetri, Sanyasi/Sannesi, Kami, Damai, etc.
Khas people have been described as of Indo-Aryan genes. Khas people consists of Bahun (Khas Brahmin), Chhetri & Thakuri (Khas Kshatriyas), Sanyasi, Kami, Damai, Gandharbha/Gaine, Badi and Sarki people. Many historians referred dominant Thakuri and Chhetri as Khas Rajputs.
Khas people continue Hindu religion with some ancestral deity called Masto gods.
Khas family names
Bahun, Chhetri & Thakuri
Acharya, Adhikari, Aryal, Bam, Baral, Basnet/Basnyat, Bhandari, Bhattarai, Bista/Bisht, Budathoki, Chand, Chauhan, Chhetri, Dahal, Devkota, Dhakal, Dulal, Gautam, Ghimire, Karki, Kattel, Katuwal, Khand, Khadka, Khanal, Khatri/K.C., Koirala, Kunwar, Lohani, Oli, Mainali,pathak, Panta, Pandey, Hamal, Malla, Poudel/Paudyal/Poudar(hill), Pokharel, Rana, Rijal, Regmi, Rimal, Sitoula, Sapkota, Shah, Sen, Shahi, Silwal, Singh, Thakuri, Thapa, Upadhyay, Wagle, Wasti, etc.
Bharati, Giri, Puri, Yogi, etc.
Badi, Bishwakarma/B.K., Damai, Dholi, Gandharbha, Kami, Nagarchi, Pariyar, Ranapaheli, Sarki, Sundas, etc.
- John T Hitchcock (1978), Himalayan Anthropology: Indo-Tibetan interface, https://books.google.com.np/books?id=B0C-IhEKrSEC&source=gbs_navlinks_s
- Richard P Burghart (1984), The Formation of the Concept of Nation-State in Nepal, https://www.jstor.org/stable/2056748?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents