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Title: Origin of Mankind
Language: Phom
Description: The folktale from the Phom tribe. This captivating tale revolves around the mythical creature Meihongnyu, who is said to have given birth to twelve unique creatures, each with its own distinct characteristics. These creatures eventually evolved into the phom, the story highlights the significance of preserving traditions and the power of story telling in passing down the knowledge from one generation to another. By exploring this folktale, you can delve into themes of origin, identity, and the importance of cultural preservation.
Format & Duration: Audio – 5 mins 4 secs
Date of Recording: 16-Aug-2023
Date of Upload: 10-Nov-2023
Performer: Limugha A Chishi
Creator: Vinika Zhimo, Kupuli Chishi, Takumoa Longchar, Monglong Konyak
Publisher: Tetso College, Dimapur
Note: NA

Zhimo Vinika, Chishi Kupuli, Longchar Takumoa, Konyak Monglong. 2023. Origin of Mankind. ( NEIIPA,Tetso College. Accessed: (16-Jun-2024)

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