Matrilineal. Matrilocal. Meghalaya. Hill area. Leopard Spears monkey python. Khasi dialect of language group of austro Asiatic family
Tibeto Chinese family language with influence of Manipuri and Assamese. Noscript. Influence of Christian missionaries and adopted Roman script.
light brown skin colour. Yellowish. Straight black hair scanty facial hair and body hair. Mizo cephalic. Epicanthic fold. Meeorrhine.
Short stature. Food producing economy. Rice oranges. Carpentry. Jhum cultivation shifting cultivation. Sometimes practice hunting Bolero spear point communal hunting and killing tiger celebrated. Livestock of pigs cows sheep goats. Dog used for hunting and security. Like to eat beef mutton chicken pot. Meat of horses snakes dogs. Rice beer and hard drinking. Houses made of stone wood bamboo. Oval shape with cottage roof.
Turban dhoti and ranking according to age and status including. silk also used by higher officials. Spinning weaving dyeing handloom silk industry famous. Baskets and bamboo pipes for water storage storage furniture.
Number of tribes. Each have their own dialect. Nonglum. Bhoi. War.
These groups do not practice strict exogamy or endogamy. But endogamy is favoured. They have feeling of racial superiority.
Total clans for plants animals and trees. clan regulates marriage and exogamy of the clan is strictly followed.
Offering food to the spirits. Mourning is for three days only. family composed of grandmother her husband daughters their husband and their children. She remains the head. Youngest daughter remains at home and other daughters settle outside. Man visits the wife and lives there. Uxorilocal. Cultivate Orange potato
Strictly monogamous. Cross cousin marriages permitted but not parallel cousin marriages. But cross cousin marriages allowed after the death of father sister or mothers brother.
Man can marry e wife sister. Juniors sororate allowed.
Diverse cloud after compensation. simple process in the presence of senior member and decoration with drums.
Classificatory kinship in in mother, stepmother, mother's sister. Descriptive in in some cases. Teknonymy practiced.
political organisation. Elaborate system of state chief and council of ministers. Used to be a Kingdom at one point with khasi and jayanti hills. Head is called siem
He has to consult council of ministers. Conducts sacred and secular duties. Taxation market collection of toll judgement used to have an army. Heredity such that succeeded by eldest son of the eldest sister. Today there is election.
Religion. Spirits and ID polytheism. For water wealth village. Sacred groves.