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Title: The Origins of sTod-Pa: A Nyinba Clan Legend
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Nancy E. Levine
One Sentence Summary: The article traces the origin of Töpa (stod pa), one of the four villages located in the valley above the junction of the Humla Karnali and Dozam Khola and is not far from Simikot, the capital of Humla district in Karnali zone of northwestern Nepal.

Description: Nyin is a Tibetan root meaning 'sun' or 'day'. The author writes that until their emancipation fifty years ago, slaves were owned by Nyinba families. The slaves were said to be of Tibetan origin, spoke an identical Tibetan dialect, but were distinguished from their owners by a variant system of marriage and inheritance. It includes the transliterated version of the Tibetan text. (Rajeev Ranjan Singh 2007-01-10)

Publisher Place: Kirtipur, Nepal
Publisher: Center for Nepal and Asian Studies
Normalized publisher place: Kathmandu
Publisher country: Nepal
Publisher URL: http://www.cnastu.org.np/
Published Date: 1976-12
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/contributions/CNAS_04_01_04.pdf
Subject: Töpa (stod pa)
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Nepal -- Contributions to Nepalese Studies -- (1976) Vol. 4, no. 1
Cultural Coverage: Nepal
Language: English
Source: Contributions to Nepalese Studies
Source Editor: Prayag Raj Sharma
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 4
Source Number: 1
Source Page Numbers: 57-75
ISBN/ISSN: 3767574

Means of availability: Available online as a PDF within the Tibetan & Himalayan Library's bibliographic database.

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Resource Type: Article
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