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Kasom Khullen

Kasom Khullen is a village located at the north-eastern state of Manipur in India. The village, about 64 km away from the capital Imphal, is also the headquarter of the Kasom Sub Division situated at the southern region of Ukhrul district. The village is inhabited by about 210 households.

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Imphal Metropolitan City in Manipur, India

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Ukhrul district district in Manipur, India

Ukhrul is a district in the north eastern state of Manipur in India. It lies about 84 kilometres (52 mi) north east of Imphal.

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Kasom Khullen, like majority of the villages in the district is inhabited by the Tangkhul Naga tribe. Although the village has a different and unique language of its own, the people interacts with other parts of the district by the local Tangkhul dialect

Tangkhul Naga

The Tangkhuls are a major Naga ethnic group living in the Indo-Burma border area occupying the Ukhrul district in Manipur, India and the Somra tract hills, Layshi township, Homalin township in Upper Burma and Tamu Township in Burma. Despite this international border, many Tangkhul have continued to regard themselves as "one nation".Tangkhuls living in Burma are also known as Hogo Naga or Eastern Tangkhul or Somra Tangkhul. Also Kokak Naga, Akyaung Ari Naga and Hogo Naga are included tribally within Tangkhul Naga tribe but their language are quite distinct. The Tangkhul (Somra/Hogo) language in Mayanmar is very different from Tangkhul (Ukhrul) spoken in India.

Tangkhul is a Sino-Tibetan language of the Tangkhulic branch. It is spoken in 168 villages of Ukhrul district, Manipur, India, with speakers scattered in Nagaland and Tripura as well.

Kasom Khullen boasts a history of culture and tradition, specially characterised by its folk dances.

The village officially adopted Christianity in 1947, but the cultural traditions of the village is still preserved through its folk music, dances, and festival.

Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, as described in the New Testament. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus Christ is the merciful Son of God and savior of all people, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. It is the worlds largest religion with over 2.4 billion followers or 31.5% of the world's population.

Occupation

The main occupation of the village is agriculture, practising Jhum cultivation. The people are simple and has a great work ethic, even though majority of the population is literate. Fishing and hunting also plays an important role in the daily livelihood of the village. Almost every household in the village is equipped with necessary tools and weapons for it.

Festivals

Throughout ages, the village has been taking an active part in preserving the unique culture of the Tangkhul Naga tribe. And apart from the various festivals of the Tangkhul Naga tribe, the village also has its own, notably the Ramtho Phanit and Reiko festival. Ramtho Phanit is the festival which marks the beginning of the agricultural year. Reiko is the festival which is observed whenever the village leads a successful expedition against the enemies in the past. It is observed till this day whenever the village brings laurels and are victorious in Sporting events.

Folk dances

Kasom Khullen is famous for its unique folk dances. The following is the list of events in which the village participated in folk dances:

Dates and eventsVenue
15 June- 8 Sept, 1973. International Folkloric Festival.(Participated as India's representative - 3rd Position) Tunisia, Romania, Malta, Spain, Bulgaria
26 January 1960. Republic Day Celebration, India Delhi
1976. All India Congress Committee Seminar Guwahati
26 Jan 1977. Republic Day Celebration, India Delhi
1990. Naga's Convention Kohima
1994. State level Youth Festival, Manipur (3rd Position)Khuman Lampak, Imphal
Oct. 1998. Gen Conference, All Naga Students' Association Manipur Chandel District Headquarters
Nov.1999 National Games of India Khuman Lampak Main Stadium Imphal
Oct. 2003. 20th Gen Conf. Of Naga Students' FederationNgalang, Dimapur
26 Jan.2010. Republic Day Celebration, India Ukhrul

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Bungpa Village in Manipur, India

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Kangpat Village in Manipur, India

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Awang Kasom Village in Manipur, India

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Nungbi Khullen Village in Manipur, India

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Razai, Ukhrul Village in Manipur, India

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Kamjong District is a district in Manipur state, India created by splitting Ukhrul district.

Khamlang Village

Khamlang village is situated on the southern part of Ukhrul District, Manipur, India. It is inhabited by Khameon a Tangkhul Naga tribe. It is situated 2 km away from headquarter of Sub-Division, Kasom Khullen, 137 km away from district headquarter Ukhrul and 59 km from state capital Imphal, Manipur.

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