The Madhesi people in Nepal:
1. predominantly live in higher terrains of northern Nepal
2. predominantly speak Maithili language
3. share more than half of Nepal’s population
Which of the above is / are correct?

Answer: [C] 2 and 3 Only

First statement is incorrect because Madhesis live in the flat and fertile Terai region popularly called Madhesh in the southern Nepal bordering India. The Terai region, which runs parallel to the lower ranges of the Himalayas, occupies 17 percent of the total areas of Nepal and 51 percent of the country’s population.

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