Occupation Based Groups
Certain ethnic groups in Nepal are categorized according to their occupation.
They are Kamis (smiths), Damais (tailors), Dhobis (washer man), Sarkis
(cobblers), Gaines (professional singers) and Khumbharas (porters). The origin
of these castes has not been investigated yet by the anthropologists. Hinduism
is their major religion and Nepali their major language. Many have their own
local festivals and practices.