Raute communities are indigenous living ethnic group living in south Asia. They are fully dependent on forests and its products. Raute community is a tribal community. Raute are a nomadic indigenous ethnic group officially recognized by the Government of Nepal. They are known for subsistence hunting of languor and macaque monkeys. They gather wild forest tubers, fruits, and greens on a regular basis. To obtain grain, iron, cloth, and jewelry, they carve wooden bowls and boxes to trade for goods from local farmers. They do not sell other forest products, bush meat, or forest medicinal plants. Their population is estimated at about 650 people living in small settlements (Wikipedia, 12th March, 2018). However, they are decreasing day by day and remaining only 149 on the date of identity card distribution.
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