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Jakhom



Ka ktien "Jakhom" ka mut haba mad ïa ka sohsat, ka shitom ne ka mynsaw ha ka jingim u briew. Kum haba ong "Jakhom haba la wan ka 'er kyllang bad u slap."


The Khasi word "Jakhom" means to experience difficulty and suffering, to be in trouble or to be wounded. When used in a sentence "It is jakhom when a cyclone hits accompanied with rain."


Katba ngi nang kren, nang pule bad nang thoh ha ka ktien la jong, ngi nang lap bun ki kyntien kiba ngi lah ban pyndonkam ha ka jaka jong kiwei. Ka kyntien "Jakhom" ka long kawei na kum kita ki kyntien. 🗣️✒️📖 The more we speak, read and write in our own indigenous languages, we will find more and more words that we can use instead of others. The Khasi word "Jakhom" is one such word. 🗣️✒️📖 Hap kiar mo lok na ka jakhom! Tangba lada ka wan ruh, ngin nang khlaiñ bad met bad mynsiem! 💪💪 🟡 English translation by @speakyourroots

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