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Title:Photos of Jantedhunga
Documentation of Chintang and Puma, two Kiranti languages of Eastern Nepal
Contributor:Arjun Rai
Description:A selection of photographs of the sacred site of Jantedhunga, at the head of the Ruwa Khola.
The aim of the project is to provide a rich linguistic and ethnographic documentation of two highly endangered but almost totally undocumented languages in eastern Nepal, Chintang and Puma. These languages belong to the Kiranti family of Tibeto-Burman. Chintang is spoken by the Chintang Rai in Chintang Village Development Committee (VDC) of Dhankuta district. Puma is spoken by the Puma Rai in Diplung, Mauwabote and Pauwasera VDCs, to the south of Khotang bazar in Khotang district. Both these districts are situated in the eastern hilly part of the country.http://www.cpdp.uzh.ch
These photographs show the sacred site, called Jantedhunga, which is a major place in Puma myth and a significant reference point in the Puma tradition. According to the myth, in ancient times a marriage procession turned to stone. People say that this can still be seen in the rock formation.
English language is used in this photograph captions.
He is the research assistant for ethnography in the Puma team.
Publisher:Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel
University of Leipzig
selected photographs
English language
Subject (ISO639):eng


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Citation: Arjun Rai. 2006-09-30. Prof. Dr. Balthasar Bickel.
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