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Lohorung Yakhkhaba Yuyong is an autonomous and representative organization of Lohorung community at national level. It has been formally registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu under the social Act of Government of Nepal (GoN) in 1999 (2056 BS). The Yuyong has been working for social and economic development as well as for language and culture development of the Lohorung community from its inception. Its central office is located at Talchhi Khel-14, Lalitpur. It has also primary committees in the villages of Pangma, Diding, Heluwa and Bardeo of Sakhuwasabha.


The Lohorungs are one of the indigenous communities of Nepal, having their

own language, culture, history and tradition. They have their own social structure for their whole social life cycle. They are endogamous in particular. Lohourng Yakhkhaba community had its own economic activities within the group prior to the modernization period. Their traditional land is in one of the remotest part of the country is called Upper Arun Valley of Sankhuwa Sava District. Presently At present, the Lohorung communities are living in 9 different districts of Nepal and the Indian State of West Bengal – Darjeeling, Kalingpong, Sikkim. However, the major settlements are in Sankhuwasabha, Ilam, Morang, Sunsari, Jhapa, Tehrathum and Kathmandu. The total population of the Lohorung is estimated around to be 100,000 - 150,000.

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