Nov 6, 2008

Khasi Tribes of India





Khasi Tribe – Introduction
Our Indian tribal tour today will discuss undoubtedly the most famous tribes of India. These Khasi tribes have a unique culture which any one would find strange but enjoy to the fullest. Historically Khasi tribes of India are regarded as the earliest migrants from Myanmar. These Indian tribes also ran a kingdom but it was later diluted and liquidized by the Britishers and controlled over.

Khasi tribe – Location

Assam, Khasi Jaintia hills in Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal are some of the the major places inhabited by Khasi tribes of India.

Khasi Tribe – Culture
The culture followed by these tribes of India is the typical Indian tribal culture, but is distinctive in its own way. It is probably the only Indian tribes where females are given priority over the males. The property is passed from the mother to the youngest daughter. Dance and music are the integral part of the life of these popular tribes of India. Drums, Guitars and flutes are some of the instruments mastered by Khasi tribe. The marriage culture is very unique as the groom has to live in the bride's home after marriage.

Khasi Tribe – Language
These Indian tribes speak Khasi which is an Austro – Asiatic language.

Khasi Tribe – Clothing
Men amongst Khasi tribes of India wear long sleeveless without collar coat known as Jymphong. They also wear headgears or turbans. Women of the Khasi tribes are very fond of wearing jewelery and earrings. Both the genders of these tribes of India wear silver chains at their waists.

Khasi Tribe – Religion
The major part of Khasi tribes of India follow Christianity. For these Indian tribes God U Blei Nong-thaw is the supreme creator and goddess who protect them from all the troubles of life. Ulei Longspah (god of wealth), Shnong (tutelary deity of the village) and many other gods are also worshiped.

Khasi Tribe – Food
Rice is the staple food of the Khasis tribes of India. They also cosume fish and meat and occasionally drink rice beer.

Khasi Tribe – Festivals
Nongkrem is the chief festival celebrated amongst the Khasi tribes. This is a five days long religious festival that falls in the month of November. The atmosphere is also very festive in the month of April. Shad Suk Mynsiem is celebrated for three days by these enthusiastic tribes of India.

16 comments:

Banshai December 16, 2008 at 2:26 AM  
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Asmita July 1, 2009 at 3:00 AM  

hey. your post was interesting.. It helped me a lot :)

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Asmita

Anonymous,  September 12, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

hey I am from the Khasi tribe and some of the stuff written here about us is not true. Kindly verify your facts before you post your write-ups on the net. people get a wrong picture about us.

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Parag April 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

The uniqueness of Khasis is in their language. In most place the same tribe would have only one language or speak the same.
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Anonymous,  October 11, 2011 at 8:28 AM  

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Anonymous,  November 26, 2011 at 9:44 PM  

dis info really helped me a lot.......... thank you!!!!!!!!!........................................... ASHMITA

Manu Srivastava,  March 8, 2012 at 11:43 PM  

Khasis in Punjab, J&K!!!!!

nikita,  June 7, 2012 at 12:09 AM  

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tdis info hlpd me a lot. i needed dis info for my ssc project file

Anonymous,  June 7, 2012 at 6:44 AM  

thankss! it very nice! :D
- NIDHIKA!

Anonymous,  June 7, 2012 at 7:40 AM  

that was cool! B|
-NidhikA <3<3

Pdiang,  July 3, 2012 at 2:33 AM  

I agree! (to what the anonymous person said on September 12, 2009 10:51 AM)

FIRST GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT THEN PEN DOWN YOUR WRITE-UP... Quite a number of the Khasi-Jaintia people follow Christianity but the ones who do not, follow the Khasi Religion - Ñiam Tynrai / Ñiam Tre... And, priority is not given to females just because the ancestral property is handed down to the youngest daughter.

There's a lot more I can share about my Tribe but perhaps some other time...

Regards,
Pdiang

Anonymous,  August 8, 2012 at 8:12 AM  

hey nikita me too needed the info for ssc project! but some peopleare saying that its wrong info!

Anonymous,  May 30, 2013 at 7:23 AM  

ya !nikita even I needed the information for my project of s.s.c

damut rynjah February 1, 2014 at 7:13 PM  

The khasi Female is not given priority over male, it just the property is share to the family daughters and the house that the parents stay is inherited by the youngest daughter, the children take their mother’s title (matrimony) Both the groom and the bride have to leave their home and make a new home, only the last daughter of the family have to look after their parents and stay in their parents’ home with her husband

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