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Different kinds of stories




On the 27th of September 2021, a question was asked about the difference between Khanatang, Puriskam-Purinam and other forms of Khasi stories.


These are the responses:

Folktales are Ki Khanaparom

Myths are Ki Khanatang

Legends are Ki Khanapateng

Fairytales and Fables are Ki Puriskam-Purinam


It may be noted that these may have different names in different dialects.



Understanding our oral tradition requires that we understand the different types of stories that our forefathers put forth, to articulate a history and a culture. 🌲🌾🍂
Khublei Shibun @lieng_makaw and @lurstepkharlyngz for your responses! 🙏🙏
If anyone wants to add more, please feel free to mention them in the comments section.

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