Bahun (Khas Brahmin) (Nepali: बाहुन) are group of people belonging to Brahmin caste in Khas group, an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic group. Generally, the Parvate/Pahari (hilly) Brahmins are called as Bahuns or Khas Bahuns. Bahuns mainly served as priests, teachers and astrologers as per their caste. Bahuns were able to hold government offices, administration and politics.
|32 lakhs (12.2% of Nepal), as per Nepal Census 2011|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Nepali language (Khas Kura) as mother tongue|
|Hinduism (99% approx.) with ancestral deity worship|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Brahmin, Khas, Garhwali, Kshetri, Thakuri|
Khas Bahun family namesEdit
Acharya, Adhikari, Amgain/Apagain, Aryal/Arjyel, Awasthi, Bajgain, Banjade, Banskota, Banstola, Baral, Bastakoti, Bhandari, Bhatta, Bhattarai, Bhusal, Bista, Burlakoti, Chalise, Chataut, Chapagain, Chaugain, Chaulagain, Dahal, Dawadi/Duwadi, Devkota, Dhakal, Dhital, Dhungana, Dhungel, Dixit, Gautam, Gelal, Ghimire, Ghorasaini, Guragain, Gyawali, Humagain, Jaishi, Jamarkattel, Joshi, Kafle, Kattel, Khanal, Kharel, Khatiwada, Koirala, Lamichhane, Lamsal, Lekhak, Lohani, Luintel, Mainali, Marasini, Mishra, Nepal, Neupane, Niroula, Ojha, Oli, Padhya, Pandey, Pandit, Paneru, Panta, Parajuli, Pathak, Phuyal, Pokharel/Pokhrel, Poudel/Paudyal, Prasain, Pudasaini, Rijal, Rimal, Regmi, Rupakheti, Sanjel, Sangroula, Sapkota, Sedhain, Sharma, Shiwakoti, Sigdel, Sitoula, Subedi, Thapaliya, Timsina/Timalsina, Tiwari, Trital, Upadhyaya, Upreti, Wagle, Wasti/Osti, etc.