Newars Have More Than 115 Surnames, How Many Of Them You Know? 10 comments


Newars are one of the major castes of Nepal.   They are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley the and its surrounding areas in Nepal and the creators of its historic civilization. The most common Newari surnames could be Shrestha, Manandhar, Shakya etc but you might be surprised to know there are more than 115 surnames in this caste. Let’s have a look.

 

Achary

Amatya

Awal

Awale

 

Bajracharya

Balami

Bammala

Banepali

Bania

Bareju

Basukala

Bha

Bhadra

Bijukchhe

Byanjankar

 

Locals at Thimi Bhatkapur watching 'Newar festival Bisket  Jatra' (Pic elpais.com)

Locals at Thimi Bhatkapur watching ‘Newar festival Bisket Jatra’ (Pic elpais.com)

 

Chamkhalak

Chitrakar

Chyame

 

Dali

Darshandhari

Dangol

Debaju

Deola

Desar

Dhaugoda

Dhakkhwa

Dhaubadel

Dhunju

Duwal

 

Newari Festivals (Pic elpais.com)

Newari Festivals (Pic elpais.com)

 

Gubhaju

 

Hada

Halahulu

Halawi

Hoju

 

Joshi

Jyoti

 

Kachhapati

Kapali

Karmacharya

Kansakar

Karanjit

Kasaju

Kayastha

Khadgi

Khoju

Kumah

Kumhal

Khusa

Kulu

Kusle

 

Lacoul

Lakhey

 

Madhikarmi

Maharjan

Maka

Makaju

Malakar

Mali

Malla

Manandhar

Maskey

Mulepati

Mulmi

 

Nagarkoti

Nakarmi

Napit

Nayaju

Nyachhyon

Nepali

 

Pahari

Palikhe

Piya

Pode

Pradhan

Pradhananaga

Prajapati

Pujari

Pulu

Putuwar

Pyaju

 

Rajavaidya

Rajbhandari

Rajbahak

Rajkarnikar

Rajthala

Rajkool

Rajalwat

Rajobathyaya

Ranjit

Ranjitkar

Raya

 

Sahukhala

Sainju

Sangat

Sayaju

Sayami

Shakya

Shahi

Sharma

Shilakar

Shilpakar

Shikrakar

Shrestha

Shukla

Sibacharya

Sindhurakar

Singh

Sinkeman

Subedi

Suwal

Sthapit

 

Taujalya

Tamrakar

Tandukar

Thaiba

Tepe

Tuladhar

 

Vaidya

 

Yogel

 

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