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The different kinds of rain in Khasi




" 'lapbah" is heavy rain


" 'lap bñiup bñiup" is a drizzle


" 'lapkyrtiah" is a rain storm with strong wind


" 'lap praw" is a sudden shower


" 'lap mynsaw" is sudden rain in the midst of a bright and sunny day. This rain causes the rapid flooding of rivers.


" 'lapbehmrad" is rain that comes at the beginning of Spring. It is said that this rain helps hunters to identify the tracks of animals.


" 'lapshiliang" is rain that falls only in certain areas.


" 'lap Sohra" is the heaviest rain in the world that falls in Sohra (Cherrapunji).



Belonging to the place with the heaviest rainfall in the world, the Khasis have different names for different kinds of rain 🌦️🌧️⛈️🌨️🌩️

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