The diet is where most of the Nepalese unite; he majority of the people living in
the lowlands or the mountain valleys are ethnically related to the Indians and most
are Hindu. This faith also has a great amount of respect for animals and many of
these people are vegetarian or eat very little meat. Beyond this similarity, the
differences among the people are vast in nearly every other way. The country is
home to dozens of languages, ethnicities, foods, dresses, and traditions, some of
which are more common than others. Even the Hindus in Nepal are diverse as there
are dozens of ethnic and cultural groups represented in the country.
The great number of differences in the country provide dozens of sub-cultures and
moving from one mountain valley to the next seems to offer varying cultures. Despite
the many small differences, the similarities tend to unite the people as most are
peaceful people who live off the land to some degree.
Today Nepal remains ethnically as well as politically diverse, but the people share
a common trait in that many live off the land and few make enough money to live
the ideal lifestyle. Most people struggle financially as many houses are made from
any supplies they could find and schools has few resources to improve. Today the
poor conditions have encouraged the people to demand more from their government,
but they can't seem to agree on the exact direction to move. This leaves many
people in a state of despair, yet their kindness and welcoming attitude don't
seem to show their economic struggles; little has changed in Nepal for the majority
of people, no matter their ethnicity, language, or religion.