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Magar Autonomous Region, Nepal

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image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 April 2008

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About Magar Autonomous Region

The largest of the indigenous nationalities of Nepal, the Magars, number @ 1,663,000 (7.2%), live in the hill region of western Nepal, and are of Hindu religion (majority) and Buddhism. They speak languages of the Tibeto-Burman branch of Sino-Tibetan family. They are known as "the bravest of the brave" and were heavily recruited to the British and Indian Gurkha regiments. The Magar Autonomous region was declared in 2004 and its leadership is allied with the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist. The flag of the Magar Autonomous Region is red and displaying white bow and arrow with the white star in the canton.
Chrystian Kretowicz
, 29 April 2008

Traditions "national" flag

image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 17 January 2010

based on image located by Chrystian Kretowicz.

There is another flag of the Magars, a "national" one, with the Magar emblem shown on the either white or blue field and framed in the either blue or red narrow border.
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Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 April 2008