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Khasi: Fact Sheet
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The Khasi communities – which include the Khynriam, Pnar, Bhoi, War, and Lyngngam – comprise a group of indigenous peoples in northeastern India that make up the majority of the ethnic population of the Meghalaya State. There are other minority groups among the Khasis, such as the Biate, Nongtrai, Muliang, and Marngar. The endonym popularized among the Khynriam Khasi group to designate all the Khasi communities is Ki Khun U Hynniewtrep (“Children of the Seven Huts”), following the origin myth wh…

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Lyngdoh, Margaret, “Khasi: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032316>
First published online: 2019



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