PHUTUNG is a village in
Kathmandu District in the
Bagmati Zone of
Nepal . At the time of the 2011
Nepal census it had a
population of 4792 and had 1064 households in it.
Although the etymological roots of the word “phutung” is unknown,
the word is perhaps related to Tibeto-Burman kirati root meaning
“subsidiary”. Accordingly, if its kirati root is true, the name
may date back to 500 BC during the era when Tibeto-Burman speaking
kirati people ruled the
Kathmandu Valley . Please read the history of
Kathmandu valley for ancient history of the
The village is the source of name for a technological research
Phutung Research Institute for the word rhymes with
word photon , the name for the smallest packet of electromagnetic
* ^ "
Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's
Village Development Committees.
Digital Himalaya . Retrieved 2008-08-28.
* ^ http://www.pinstitute.org