Peh

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Peh

Paoyi
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Peh
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Peh (India)
Coordinates: 25°17′01″N94°23′56″E / 25.28361°N 94.39889°E / 25.28361; 94.39889 Coordinates: 25°17′01″N94°23′56″E / 25.28361°N 94.39889°E / 25.28361; 94.39889
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Manipur
District Ukhrul
Area
  Total52 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
1,662 m (5,453 ft)
Population
  Total3,800 approx.
Languages
  OfficialTangkhul and English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
795142
Vehicle registration MN
Nearest cityUkhrul
Sex ratio 1004 /
Literacy76%
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChingai
Climate Mountain type (Köppen)
Website www.peh.na

Peh pronounced "Pe-h" is a village in Ukhrul District, Manipur, India. The village was earlier called 'Paoyi', which is a misconstrued derivative of the original name 'Pehyi' given by outsiders. Peh is approximately 35 kilometers north of Ukhrul district headquarter. The village is partially connected by National Highway 150, Imphal–Kohima via UkhrulJessami Highway. The village comprises two settlement areas: Proper Peh and Peh Ngahurum. The total population of the village is around 3800. The village panchayat (Sangvui) consists of the representative from different clans headed by an elected chairman is the Apex body of the village. All administrative, political and judicial decisions are taken by them. The judiciary power is partly held by King(raja); also known as khulakpa.

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.

Manipur State in North-east India

Manipur is a state in northeastern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east. The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres (8,621 sq mi) and has a population of almost 3 million, including the Meitei, who are the majority group in the state, the Pangals or the Pangans, Kuki, and Naga people, who speak a variety of Sino-Tibetan languages. Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,500 years. It has long connected the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, China, Siberia, Micronesia and Polynesia, enabling migration of people, cultures, and religions.

Imphal Metropolitan City in Manipur, India

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The size of Peh village is roughly 52 square kilometres. Peh is flanked by Kalhang, Kuirei, Marem, Marangphung, Namrei and Razai in the east, Paorei, Varangrai and Phungcham in the south, Chingjui (Chingjaroi) in the north, Phaibung lower and Ngari in the north-west, Theiva and Hume in the west. Two rich rivers, Wuireikong and Mashakong flow in the eastern and western side of the village respectively, providing abundant source of water to the cultivators and hunters.

Kalhang Village in Manipur, India

Kalhang is a village located north of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village is approximately 39 kilometers from Ukhrul. National Highway 150 Imphal-Kohima via Jessami passes through the village. Kalhang is one of the villages that used to make indigenous salt from natural salt springs and supply to other Tangkhul villages before the introduction of common salt. The village is flanked by Phungcham and Peh in the west, Khamasom in the east, Longpi in the south and Kuirei in the North. Locally inhabitants speak Kansang dialect which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family.

Phungcham Village in Manipur, India

Phungcham is a village located north of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village is approximately 28 kilometers from Ukhrul and is connected by inter village road constructed under PMGSY. Phungcham is flanked by Longpi and Lunghar in the east, Peh in the north, Ukhrul and Halang in the south and Talui in the west.

People and place

Agriculture is the primary occupation of the settlers. Rice is the stable food of the villagers. The village is home to various flora and fauna species. Literacy rate of the village is 76%. Peh village is known for its landscape. The village is 100% Christian (American Baptist/Protestants), with more than 98% Baptist and the remaining Roman Catholic.

Festival

Peh is one of the few villages among the Tangkhul Naga villages that celebrates the seed sowing festival, Luira Phanit, (locale: Luito) with strict adherence to traditional Tangkhul Naga custom and tradition. Other festivals include Christmas, Easter Sunday etc.

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.

Places of interest

'Shampirum' is the most visited place of the village, and offers views of many parts of the village and its surroundings. 'Longvuerap' Peh Youth Park is also in the area. 'Katorlue' is the Eternal spring of the village.[ citation needed ] 'Vansam' has lofty valleys with evergreen grasses and varieties of wild flowers. It is a natural playground of the village.[ original research? ] 'Kuiching' is a gentle slope carpeted with evergreen grass. 'Lungku Ngakao' is a vantage point for viewing the East, West and North side of the village. [ citation needed ]

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Kharasom Kharasom in Manipur, India

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Poi, Ukhrul Village in Manipur, India

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Kuirei Village in Manipur, India

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Marem Village in Manipur, India

Marem is a village located north of Ukhrul in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. The village is approximately 48 kilometers from Ukhrul. National Highway 150 Imphal-Kohima via Jessami passes through the village. The village is often in the news for the deplorable condition of the National Highway stretch that passes through the village land. Marem is one of the villages that used to make indigenous salt from salt springs and supply to other Tangkhul villages before the advent of common salt. The village is flanked by Peh in the west, Chingai in the east, Ngahui and Kalhang in the south and Chingjaroi and Namrei in the north. Locally inhabitants speak Marem dialect which belongs to the Tibeto-Burman language family.

Ringui Ramhon Village in Manipur, India

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Mapum Village in Manipur, India

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Phungyar Village in Manipur, India

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Ningthi, Ukhrul Village in Manipur, India

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Skipe Village in Manipur, India

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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.