- "Nepali" time
- "Aunty" and "Uncle" for older people, related or not
- men standing around in groups drinking tea after (or before) work that needs to be done
- inviting people into your home after knowing them only a short time
- not taking "No" for an answer from a guest with regards to food or drink
- quick to laugh and have fun
- quick to sing and dance (even if a bit of alcohol is needed first)
- family gatherings are important
You could take any Maori out of NZ, drop them into Nepal and there would be no problem. The natural friendliness and love of a good laugh of both cultures would break down any barrier that might arise due to the language thing.
Oh! Not to forget that whole "love of a good feed" thing too. If you were to venture into a Maori home or a Nepali home, there is NO WAY you would leave hungry. Absolutely no way.
So how say you? Long lost cousins or what?