Nagarkot » Peoples » Newar
Newar people are considered to be the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. Newars speak Newari, which is an independent language with its own script and a rich literature. It belongs to the Himalayan group of the Tibeto-Himalayan branch of the Tibeto Burmeli sub family of languages, it seems likely that the earliest stratum of the Newar population may have come from Tibet and then over a long period evolved into its present form through the inter-mingling of immigrant people, including indo-Aryans from the south. Newars are traders and farmers as well as business people.