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The Khasi State Formation (Mario Pathaw)

Updated: Jun 9, 2023



The Khasi State Formation


In the Khasi State formation or settlement, there are four levels in which the formation takes place


  1. Kur: A family of the same descendant constitutes a clan called "Kur"

  2. Shnong: A group of these kur forms a village or a colony or "Shnong"

  3. Raid: A group of these colonies forms a political unit called "Raid"

  4. Hima: Collectively, all the Raids form a Native State/Provinces which is termed as "Hima" and is headed by a Ruler-Syiem


Kur - Ka kur ka dei ka jingïadei jong ka doh ka snam, ha kaba ïa kane ka jingïadei la kheiñ na ka liang jong ka kmie da ka jingai ïa kajuh ka jait. Ka kur ka bat bad tehsong ïa ki longïing longsem.


Shnong - Ka shnong ka dei ka jaka kaba kynthup ïa ki katto katne tylli ki ïing.


Raid - Ka raid ka kynthup ïa ki shnong kiba hap hapoh ka jingkhmih jong uwei u nongsynshar.


Hima - Ka hima ka kynthup ïa baroh ki raid kiba don lang ha ka shi jaka.


"Ka kur" comprises of a Khasi clan which determines lineage, and whose clan name is taken from the female relatives.



"The Khasi State Formation" is an art piece by @mario_pathaw 😃😃 It explains from the beginning how the Khasi polity is created.
Khublei Shibun @mario_pathaw for this beautiful illustration! 🙏🙏🌲🌲
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