When you hear the word “Nepal,” what do you think of? Perhaps you imagine Mount Everest and the towering peaks of the Himalayas that so many hikers try to brave each year. Or perhaps you think of the Buddha, as he was born in Lumbini. Regardless of what comes to mind, you probably think of a country that’s far away, on a different continent, across the entire Atlantic or Pacific Ocean, depending on what side of the country you’re on. But did you know there are actually thousands of Nepalis living in the United States today?
This webpage will serve as an introduction to the history of Nepali migration to the United States and the vibrant Nepali American community that exists here today.
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“Nepalese in the U.S. Fact Sheet” – Pew Center
“Nepalese in America: Expanding their Footprint” – South Asia Journal
“‘When I tell them my caste, silence descends’: Caste-based Discrimination among the Nepali Diaspora in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA” – Prep Pariyar, Bikash Gupta, and Ruvani W. Fonseka
“Nepali Migrant Women: Resistance and Survival in America” – Shoba Hamal Gurung
“Nepalese Immigrants in the United States of America” – Ramesh K. Dhungel
“The Ends of Kinship: Connecting Himalayan Lives Between Nepal and New York” – Sienna R. Craig
“Number of Nepalese People in the United States” – namecensus.com
“History of the Bhutanese Refugee Situation in Nepal” – hrw.org
“Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (Green Card Lottery)” – usa.gov
“A ‘hidden’ community of Nepalese migrants fight to remain in U.S.” – latimes.com
“How a Dalit Activist from Nepal Made a U.S. University Add Caste to Its Discrimination Policy” – kathmandupost.com
Harry Bhandari’s Campaign Website – harrybhandari.com
“Democrats, Republicans have hopes for clean sweep in crowded race for House district in Baltimore county” – baltimoresun.com
“Teachers Turned Lawmakers Learn Political Ropes” – edweek.org
Sarahana Shrestha’s Campaign Website – sarahanaforassembly.com
“American of Nepali Origin Wins New York Assembly Seat” – kathmandupost.com