Tamang are one of the indigenous inhabitants of Nepal. They have their distinct culture, language and religion. Their ancestral domain (land) is popularly known as Tamsaling. Tamsaling’ means ‘Tam’ refers to the language spoken by Tamang people, ‘sa’ refers to the land and ‘ling’ refers to the territory or fragment.
Their traditional area is the hilly region between the Budhigandaki river and the Likhu river. At present, they live in large numbers in different districts.