The Tamang (also known as Murmi) are one of the several ethnic groups from the north central hilly region of Nepal. Tamang people are predominantly found in the districts of Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Dhading, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Ramechhap, Dolakha, and Kavrepalanchowk and small number of Tamang who migrated from Nepal can be found in hilly region of India. They have a strong Tibetan influence, from their monasteries, known as ghyang, that mark the entrance to Tamang village. It is believed that horse traders and cavalrymen from an invading Tibetan army who settled in Nepal are Tamang ancestors. Many of the Tibetan souvenirs, carpets and thangka are made by Tamangs.