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Khasi
 
Indigenous Group Khasi (Also known as Kahasi, Khasiyas, Khuchia, Kassi, Khasa, Khashi)
Location India, Assam, Cachar, Lakhimpur, Kamrup districts, Nowgong, North Cachar Hills, Meghalaya, East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills districts, Manipur, Tripura, West Bengal.
Estimated Population 1,123,490 (2001, Census Of India)
Environment Harsh Plateau Highlands
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Fishing / Trade / Paid Labor / Commerce
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Khasi
Classification:
Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Khasian
Alternate names: Kahasi, Khasiyas, Khuchia, Kassi, Khasa, Khashi
Dialects: Bhoi-Khasi, Lyngngam (Megam), Khasi, War, Cherrapunji (Sohra)
Website URLs Ethnologue: Khasi a language of India
Dwellers of the high hills: The Khasis of Meghalaya
Rupaliparda.com: Khasi section
Ethnographic Gallery: Khasi Society
Matriarchs of Meghalaya
Khasian Languages Khasi and the Khasic
Khasi of India
The Culture of Khasi
High Fertility in Khasi
NGOs Meghalaya Indigenous People's Forum (MIPF)
Indigenous Women's Resource Centre Shillong, India (IWRC)
Social Welfare Department Government of Meghalaya - NGOs

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