From Gorkhapedia, the free Gorkha encyclopedia
Gorkhas may safely be denoted as nation of people, where different tribes forms a race and different races forms a nation. However, the Gorkhas are not a nation in physical terms. They are in fact the children of many countries where they play their parts as citizens diligently and faithfully. But as a cultural nation of races, they have their constituent elements spread across the world from the Magars, Khas, Gurungs, Limbus, Rais, Sharmas in Nepal and India to new generations of Malayan-Gorkhas, Singaporean Gorkhas and further more to Gorkhas in the Europe and the United States.
In recent times, however, researchers have added races and people who do not belong to the Gorkha fraternity. The communities have subsequently been added to the category of Allied Race - deemed as having close historic, cultural and ethnological ties with the Gorkhas.
Some of the Allied Races discussed are: