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The relationship between Nepal and Tibet are centuries old, with the Sherpa people, the Gurung people and the Thakali people of Nepal sharing close linguistic,
cultural, marital, and, ethnic ties with the Tibetan people of Tibet.

However, the people to people ties between these groups has been affected since 1950 onwards, after the absorption of Tibet into China resulting in the
regulated border between Nepal and Tibet (as a part of China).

Despite the fluctuating political scenarios in Nepal’s neighborhood and within Nepal itself, influence of Buddhism still remains strong in day-to-day life
of Nepalese people living in the Himalayan Region.