Ngasha Kathui (Mashakzāla chenkathui)

‘Tangkhul khanuithot maishālāka’ da khararnao akhana manalaga hānga. Khiwuivang khala chilaga; āchālakha athumwui thotli mashakzāla ngashathuihai-akha (chenthuihaikha), vasum masāranglakha eina tangda shanaopāchi avava eina avāvawui shimli maungkārkā paimana kala ungkārkakāla maungkārkāsāmana. Kha aruihonwui mibinga unga. Hiwuivang maishālākada kahāngna. Hi saklāk eina ngalangsai (mayonsai). Kaje ngashakathui hiya shimkhurli, ava avāli kala apā ngarāli maikashi sāsangkhaminada phaningsai. Maishāt sāsangkhamiwui ning makatun ava …

Ara Areng (liquid) Katam

Ara Areng (liquid) Katam Achālakha awo ayiwui āngachāk kasāli khaleilei shichinlaga sāsai. Asān aret mikumowui āpāng eina tamsai, chitākam eina ara areng tamkhavai awo ayina shichin kasā khorkhong eina kala leikasāsāli bhāptā kapai eina pāntamlaga chāng eina tamma. Ara areng katam hi matailāk eina khorzam ngaronkhavai sāsai, kala hanra khamarop/khamazapwui maramli shichin sai. Teomeithui kachi units bing chiya; Konghi (sparrow) …

Thingkhongphei (Seichang Khongphei)

Thingkhongphei/Seichang Khongphei Achālakha awo-ayiwui khorkhong (utensils) thing, ngalei kala kahā kathā eina sāya. Phāzākhavai khongphei thing eina sāhaoda thingkhongphei kahona. Shimli shichinkhavai thongthāng akha sāda thingkhongphei hi sinshivai akhana. Ali Kokruiwon (rhododendron) eina sāya. Thingkhongphei hi saklāk eina sākhuiya, khamakangla makanglāka. Chiwuivang shimlui khayar thāda naongarā/arihāli yar maronna. Thingkhongphei kahak kateo leiya. Hakmeithui kachiya chili Seichang khongphei hoya. Seichang khongpheili …

Yarra Laa: Kazing kumhaora

“Atam rāhaira, fathuirānhaira. Khamashung tui hānglu, ungshung shikā maungshung shi khala? Shimpānusa (fathuiusa) manaohai (huirot) paishina” Yarra Laa (lyrics) Kazingkumhaora, thingnā mayohaira. 2x Oh apukapaka kaphungli yanglu; Oh Are awon mateka; Oh awon matek hikachāng vādhar rārache, Oh vādhar mashāmana. 2x Oh vaokhamayāng sampheirok atung kahaiya (sampheirok kakhong. Haolaa kakahaidala shichina); Oh atung kahai titaren thingpheili khonga; Oh thingpheili khonga, …

Zingrot (Types of Rain)

An excerpt from ‘KAZING ROMI KHAVAI PROHOLI NGAKAOLU‘ Kazing hithada rosai. i. NGAKONGKHEI (Nov-Dec): Mãhãpei khani kathumthang Ngakongkhei hoda zingmashim sai. Zingmashim hili kazing marlãk eina roi (Z Zingthan). Zingmashim hili seinao kachãngabing makuinãhaoda thiya. ii. HORAM KASHIP (Jan-Feb): Luiradungli theimaja paimaja tãkhavai, mashao khavai, lingsang khavai kazing roya, horãm shipa. Shirui kaphung Shongreili horãm shipakha kharãknao ringphãi, Shongrãli horãm …

Yangkhei

Yāngkhei Yāngkhei hiya kapā (kahā/bamboo) eina sākakhui akhong akhana. Achālakha yāngkheili shanvai chonvai sangkhavai sai. Kala aman kasaksak ot saikora hili phāriya (kazipa). Phanitli ngavaiki kachi haorā-chāngkhom, kala luirim kathā hili kazipsera. Kalikhada shimramei ja-akha (shim chuiakha) yāngkhei phunglaga yāma. Ithumna ot hiwui shikachinli khayang chithārān aruihonwui almirah kathāna. Yāngkheiwui azak chitheili. Glossary: Shimramei ja-akha: Shimchui akha kachina.  Ithumna tui …

Sumkok (Samkok)

‘Nashi shimwui shiwoka sum khangahei thāre’ chiya. Tui hi kathāda rāhaokhala chilaga; Sumkok hi ritnāhaoda, shimli ngazonungakha mi teodana mangavamana. Kala ngashiktiktik ngavahaoda mathāda mangavapaimana, mathākpai mangaironpaimana. Hili sum khangahei hoya. Chiwuivāng eina shiwok kachungli sum khangahei thāya kachina. Sumkok hiya āchālakha awo ayina thing eina sākakhui pikhavai bed akhana. Aruihona thing kateoteo ngashiklaga bed semma kha awo ayina shichinkasā …

Pong

Pong hiya thing eina sākakhui khor rungkhavai (sangkhavai) akhongna. Masaithing kathā eina sāya, kala chiwuivāng Masai Pong dala hoya. Awui aphei mati kaya. Awui alung chi haongahā eina khonkhuiya. Kakhon thārān ngahā chi thingkathā akhali shiphailaga mā kharung thāda khonzanga. Atam zanglāk eina kala saklāk, manaklāk eina sākhuiya. Pongwui kachui kathup kathum (3-3.5 ft) kathā kāya kala kahakna mā lungkhavai …

Yarra laa: Rasa Sāhaosa

Yarra Laa: Rasa Sāhaosa Yarra Laa hi hithāda sai: Hao Laa Eh, Nganoklui namrā kuinaona (2x) Oh, Kuinaona; Eh, Long ngalā pamkhong chikālo (2x) Oh, Pamkhong maleiya, Eh, zangpamlo ini ngashaisa (2x) Oh, Ini ngashaisa; Eh, Naphana khuirā nganama. (2x) Oh Khuirā anganam; Eh Leishiya rasa sāhaosa. (2x) Laa hiwui kakhalat hithai: Nganoklui kachi hiya anuinao kachina. Namrā hiya nganam …

Sinshivai: Vaichum

Vaichum hiya Pongli teokhameiya kapā eina rak-kakhuiya khor kheisangkhavai akhongna. Vaichum kharak chithārān khani ngapholaga raka.  Rimeikapta kapā eina akha rakkāya, chiwui thili seipai eina hāshai rotkhavātlaga teikāhaowa. kachikathāna hotlāla sanga chiya. khor kathā kala khangatei ara-areng vaichumli kasangthārān mangayenkhavai teikakāna. Chiwuithili khangatei akhā, kapā eina ngaziplāk eina rakrorluishitta. Hithāda saklāk eina sāhaoda ākhashida rakkā haiakha makharaipai luimana. Vaichum kahak …

Kachai Thisham shamkhalui

Kha Awui naona ngasotnaobingli mamishai kharar theilaga kala ngasotnao bingnala Ali yarkhei kahai chi theilaga malung ringnahaoda amikli chāra popo tāhaowa….. kathinaobingwui kasākhavā katonga hānglaga ani preigaharwui wuk kakhanang, chapkhangachā hāngkhavai maleithuwa. NGALEIVAR – Khararchān hiwui khamataiya mipha. Ringshi shāvāna. Anaoli shamkhavai chotlāk eina ngalang pheizata LATHEMVA – Ringshi shāvana, agaharali ngarailaga huināhaoda anao mayarawuivāng ana khaireo phākhuilaga kathi zātrom …

Laa Khanganui

Laa khanganui is a form of beauty contest in our ancient society.  It is performed during the seed-sowing festival called Luira, by all unmarried women in the village including teenage girls who have attained puberty.  Participants clad in traditional attire with bangles and necklace (kongsang), sing folk songs and walk gracefully in circle.  Their mesmerizing bodies and beauties are enchanted …

Shirui Kameonao Khararchān

Achālakha Shirui ngaleili Luireiwoshi Raichun kaho raikapinga mi akha kala Vacāwoshi Muka kaho sāfa raimi akhada yārkhoka khani okthuisai. Anina Phuilung kaho lungkhur chili shim sāda, RAITAI kaho ngarālui apam chili Tareizāt yamzāda atam kashikha okthuisai. Ani khaniwui Apreiva THARAWON kahova chi māngmaya. Tharawon kaho preiva chili Khamasom Awungashina rai rāda akui rārangthuihaowa. Marama Muka eina Raichun kaho mayara khani …

Hoomi Kashungnao

Hoomi Khali Kashungnao kathāda haophok? By K. K. Hugh Awo-Ayi thotli Shirui Kashungwui eina Hunphun kala Hunphunwui eina ram khangatei phāzatta leilakha apam akhali ngasotnao kachungkha samngaroka.  Athum ngasoda ram phāzat mamānlaga naoda apam khamathā akha samphanga.  Apam chi aruihon Tallawui Torei kaphungwui eina ngashānshang akha atungshong khalei khare kachāngwui Hoomi shimpam kachama china.  Aruihonwui vanga khamathā shimpam maningmana.  Kha …

Kashungnao

Tuihao Haokaphok – Kashungnao kaho aming hi KASHUNG kaho chiwui eina kharāna.  Tangkhul ngaleili khalei kaphung saikorali chuimeikap kaje, Hunphunwui zimikshoshong khalei kaphung chiwui aming KASHUNG HOI.  Aruihon Shirui kashong da kaho ming hiwui kachangkhatpāva Shirui Kashung kachina.  Khikhala chila kaphung hina zimikshoshong shungkhamda khaleiwui vang Kashung da kahuna.  Kashung kaho kaphungwui makāli (ngalemli) kapam khabing chili kashung hoi.  Chiya …

Nāmpho

Kazing suipurpur roakha phasā mayikhavai khumkorli Nāmpho phunga.  Nāmpho hi raincoat thāda shichin kasāna.  Hi khaneinā (palm leaf) eina rakkakhui otna.  Nāmpho ayur khani lei; Phokhār:  Hina paikhamei yurna.  Phokhār hiya ākhamāng (single) eina raka.  Chieina langpongda kazing ro akha makhāngmana.  Tara zanghaowa.  Shapshap mamei khāngkhavaina.  Mayarnaona phungzārlāka. Phova:  Hina mathākhamei yurna.  Khanishida (double) raka.  Kala Phovaliya tara mazangmana.  Khumshong …

Khumlāng

Achālakha Khumlāng hoda shātin/shārtin/umbrella kathā ngavāsai.  Hi Ngakhumnālong maningakha hākor (bamboo sheath) eina sākakhui otna.  Yāmkokthāda kahaka eina sāya, kha yāmkoklila hakmeiya.  Kala alungli shātin/shārtin/umbrellawui thing thāda singkhavai kāya. Kaikhana luilila ngavavāya kala kasār kafa luimavāla shimli kapambinga khaya sāda kayāngli shunlaga pama. Kaikhana shātin/shārtin/umbrellali khayarār hosada hānga, kha khayarār machila Khumlāng chini kaje phāmeilapai. Written by Tsivyo Kasom Sources: …

Khumshong

Khumshong hi Ngakhumnā eina sākakhuiya kuihonwui ayur akhana.  Ngakhumnā long hi ara Tangkhul ngaleili matheilui thura, shimānhaira.  Hi khaneilongwui ayurna. Kazing roakha kui kala phasā mayikhavai Khumshong hi ngakhuma.  Khumshongli khangakhum chiya khangahon machimana.  kuihonli khangahon chiya.  Written by Tsivyo Kasom Sources:  P.R. Yangkahao & V. Zingkhai Writer’s Email: tsivyo@gmail.com (The writer is available, if you have any question or …

Lāngtan

Achālakha sināpun, mariham maleimada Lengkhorli tara sanglaga sop eina phungsāya.  Kashanli tara makharekrorkhavai lāngtan hoda khaneinā eina rakkakhui shichin sai. Written by Tsivyo Kasom Sources:  P.R. Yangkahao & V. Zingkhai Writer’s Email: tsivyo@gmail.com (The writer is available, if you have any question or concern)

Hao Shim

Shimsak Awo ayiwui thotli shim kasā hi miwui aming zatkhavaila sāya.  Langsa ngaroklaga shim hakkhamei khangahanla ngavāya.  Kha hi kashāng khareinaobingna kasāna.  Hao shimsakli khangachā eina kā(room) kathum leiya.  Khareli Yāngkhup (or Yāmkhup) hoi, hili hok, sei (buffalo) haikhavai sai kala mā lungkhavaila sai; kakhaneli pikhavai kala hangzā khavai sāya; kala kakathumali pong kathāthā lungkhavai (to store), ot phāri khavai sāya …

Halang Kharingshili Yaokhavā

Khare kachāng Tangkhul yur kha ākha eina ākha rai sāngarokta mikui rangngarokta leilakha Halang mi rai kapinga akha Hoomi ramhonli rai thatkida rai. Rai thatkapai apam phāvālaga masamphangthuda aramshong hanungkhavai zatuwa. Zazatlaga ngahong kashāva akhali zangkakān eina urawok akhali machishon kasānga charshi eina shon kasā thei. Chi theida, hiya kalā khamahainada reopat khuilaga awui pengkaili sangphunga. Phungphungda aram ungshung nanai-ura …

Zingkhai Yāron Phungchamli Raithit Hāngkasang

Zingkhai Yāron Phungchamli Raithit Hāngkasang Zingkhainao rai kapingping tārākha khalei atamli, Zingkhai ayi kasāra akhali Phungchamnaona lungthathaowa.  Chieina Zingkhainaona raithit vāhāngsangda raikui shini khuiya. ‘Khipāna Phungchamnao sāthathao khala?’ da ngathinglaga matheimada, Lungharnaonarada phenhaowa. Kha ngathing ngathing kachi eina naoda Zingkhainaona sāsāya.  Zingkhaiwui Marān Laa hili zingkhainaowui kazei, sei angachee hungshi kahai kala rikhān khangashei thāyada chāsamsāya.  Rai khuiakha Awungashi kayāngli …