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Thomas Jones Day

Reverend Thomas Jones kum kpa ki dak thoh khasi,

Dak a, b, k, d ba ngi nang dei ba

phi hikai ïa ngi.

-Daohi Manar

The 22nd of June, the day that marks the arrival of Thomas Jones in Sohra is commemorated as Thomas Jones Day in Meghalaya. Thank you @xdtnoahjupejackllthmanar for sending this!
Thomas Jones was a Welsh Christian missionary, who worked among the Khasi people of Meghalaya and Assam in India and of Bangladesh. He recorded the Khasi language in Roman script and the inscription on his gravestone calls him "The founding father of the Khasi Alphabet and literature".

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