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Some new Khasi words!





Kutok: Ba la khrew ka met; ba im slem ka rta; ba im tymmen shongprah; ba rim tam; ba tymmen eh/ a sickly body; someone who lives a long life/ to have reached a grand old age; the oldest.


Bidong: Ba pyrkhing, ba eh, bym aimon ne aili/ to be strict and without indulgence.


Salonsari: Ka skul bah kaba hikai ïa ki jingstad baroh bad kaba don bor ban ai kyrdan ne ai nam/ a University.


Rajinama: Ka kam pynïasuk; ka dostabit ba dei ïa ka jingïamynjur; ka jingthoh pynïasuk lang/ a deed of compromise.


Jarimana: Ka kuna; ka dor/ a fine.



Here are some new Khasi words! ✒️🤓 A language will grow and flourish if the ones who speak it care enough to nurture it.
🟡 Source: Ka Dienshonhi: The Khasi Encyclopaedic Dictionary by Rev Dr Ïarington Kharkongor.

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