Uttarakhand: Kumauni People, the Garhwal Rifles, Kumbh Mela, Nanda Devi, Panch Kedar, Kumaon Division, Kumaon Regiment, Uttarakhand Bhotiya

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General Books LLC, Aug 16, 2011 - 70 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 68. Chapters: Kumauni people, The Garhwal Rifles, Kumaoni language, Nanda Devi, Kumaon Regiment, Gahadvala, Kumbh Mela, Panch Kedar, Kumaon division, Uttarakhand Bhotiya, Chand Kings, Kankhal, Kumauni Holi, Thak man-eater, Shauka - Johar, Jaagar, Saussurea, List of Kumaonis, Garhwali language, Rampur Tiraha firing case, Chholiya, Golu Devata, Katyuri Kings, Kumauni cuisine, Rajbar, Bhabhar, Jhulaghat, Uttarakhand Solidarity Network, Uttarakhand Open University, Kalu Singh Mahara, Champawat Tiger, Dogri-Kangri languages, Gurdwara Nanak Mata Sahib, Ukhimath, Saur valley, Jauljibi, Bartwal, Uttarakhand community web portal, Udayraj Hindu Inter College, Gurdwara Hem Kunt Sahib, Amgarhi, Kandari, Painuly. Excerpt: Populations in: Other: Kumauni or Kumaoni ( ) are people from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India. They include all those who speak the Kumaoni language or any of its numerous dialects, living in the Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand, India. Significant populations of Kumauni people exist in Uttar Pradesh especially Lucknow; Assam; Bihar; Delhi; Madhya Pradesh; Maharashtra and Punjab, some regions of Himachal Pradesh. There is evidence that the hills of Kumaon have been inhabited by mankind for millennia, and the people of Kumaon today are the descendants of different waves of migration to these hills which took place over centuries. The Armed Forces and the Central Police Organisations have been the major source of employment for the people of Kumaon. The nineteen battalions of the Kumaon Regiment clearly reflects the participation of Kumaoni people in defending the frontiers of India. The word Kumaon is believed to have been derived from "Kurmanchal," meaning land of the Kurmavatar (the tortoise incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the preserver according to Hi...

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