West Bengal Mangar Development Board

MANY SCHOLARS BELEIVE THAT THE MANGARS WERE KNOWN AS ‘BRIJIS, LICCHIVIS, KAVIS, MEDES FOR MANY HUNDREDS OF YEARS, BEFORE ARRIVING TO THE TERM” MANGARS’.TODAY. AND ACCORDING TO THE EMINENT SCHOLAR -IMAN SINGH CHEMJONG, - THE TERM ‘ MANGAR ‘, HAS BEEN DERIVED FROM THE WORD ’ Mong-’ meannig ‘Mongol’ &  ARUI-MEANING – descendents, so collectively  the term ‘Mangar’, can be taken as –‘ Descendents of the Mongols.’And According to S.C Das, the MANGARS  are the descendents  of the ‘ Mongku’ tribe of the Mongols residing in some areas of Central Asia. ORGIN:  On the basis of the reference from the KIRAT MUNDUM or KIRAT CHORONOLOGY-the root oF origin of the Mangars  has been traced to a place North of the Himalayas called ‘SHIN’, Probablyin the Pamir mountain in Central Asia.

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