OLAC Record

Title:Limbi – Chamchang Customs
Contributor (compiler):Stephen Morey
Contributor (consultant):Limbi Thungwa
Ninshom Chena
Tulim Thungwa
Injan Two village (Lower Injan), Kharsang
Date Created:2012-11-10
Description:A recording in which Limbi Thungwa, Ninshom Chena and Tulim Thungwa (youngest brother of Limbi) talks about certain customs. This consists of the following sound file: nst-kim_20121110_11_SM_T_Limbi_Customs.wav The details of this recording are as follows: nst-kim_20121110_11_SM_T_Limbi_Customs.wav; Duration 11’32”; In this recording, Limbi talked about the mad people and how they used to be kept in former times. In the Chamchang custom, mad people (angi¹) are not released freely, so they build a small strong hut (khok) in the jungle and keep them there. He gave all the details of how they were treated. Secondly he talked about how in Chamchang society someone committed a crime, he talked about the fines that would be imposed and how the case would be resolved. The amounts are not huge – so for a small crime like saying bad words to others, or theft, the fine might be 60 rupees. For a big crime like murder it was 140 rupees. Even today this is followed. This is only applied the first time, and is in the form of a warning, if the offence is repeated then the fine may be very high and if a person does not pay they would be shunned or excommunicated or worse. Thirdly he talked about the suicide, when someone hangs themselves or shoots themselves or is killed by accident such as dies by motor vehicle accident. In olden days when someone drowned, since the community cannot take revenge against the river, so they will make a dam in the lower part of the village. If someone is killed by the falling of a tree, they will chop down all the trees in that area in revenge. If someone killed another by gun or by knife or by boxing, then the killer would be killed in return. The suicide’s corpse will not be touched by other tribes or clans – it should be touched and buried only by those who strand in the relation of brother. Others can see but not touch. The dead body of a suicide will be kept separate, not in the public burial ground. If that dead body possesses another person, it would disturb others, generally they would possess a drunken or otherwise mad person.
Identifier (URI):https://hdl.handle.net/1839/18152d61-82ad-42fd-a84a-1b839b59e18a
Is Part Of:DoBeS archive : Tangsa, Tai, Singpho in North East India
Language:Tase Naga; Tangsa - Chamchang variety (general name Kimsing)
Language (ISO639):nst
Publisher:The Language Archive, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Subject:Tase Naga language
Tangsa - Chamchang variety (general name Kimsing)
Subject (ISO639):nst
Type (DCMI):Sound


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Citation: Limbi Thungwa (consultant); Stephen Morey (compiler); Ninshom Chena (consultant); Tulim Thungwa (consultant). 2012-11-10. DoBeS archive : Tangsa, Tai, Singpho in North East India.
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Country: Myanmar
Area: Asia

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