ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 2, ISSUE : 1, April-June, 2014 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO MANIPUR AND THEORIES REGARDING ORIGIN AND MIGRATION OF THE ZELIANGRONG ETHNIC GROUP
Dr. Alana Golmei
 
ABSTRACT
Manipur is a melting pot of ethnic communities. Various groups though practising different religions have similar migration stories. This paper takes a look at the Zeliangrong ethnic group. Origin and migration of the Zeliangrong people is based on the traditional legends, folk-tales, and folk-songs, etc. Some record, accounts and information were also given by a few British anthropologists and officials. Every tribe or community living in different countries claim at least a certain place or cave as the origin of human race, according to its own belief or legend. Deciphering oral histories and migration stories can bring forth surprising relationship among various communities.
 
KEYWORD
Barak valley, Kuki-Chin, migration, Naga tribes, Nguiba , Zeliangrong.
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