The Tribes of Burma/Bibliographical notes/Kamis and Mros

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THE KAMIS AND MROS.[edit]

References :

HUGHES="Hill Tracts of Arakan." G. Hughes, Rangoon, 1881.

RIGBY="History of Operations in Northern Arakar, and Yawdwin Chin Hills." Captain G. Rigby, Rangoon, 1897.
Serial
No.
Head. Brief description. Authority. Page.
1 2 3 4 5
1 Present habitat. Northern Arakan ... Hughes ... ...
Rigby ... ...
11
78
2 Origin ... From north of their present habitat. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
74
78
3 Political and social divisions. Seventeen clans of Kami specified.
Fifteen clans of Mro named.
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol II.
253
425
4 Allied tribes Chins, Lushais, Burmans, Shendus. British Burma Gazetteer. Vol. II. 74-75
5 Language and dialects. Kami to the Kuki Chin, and Mro to the Burmese group of Tibeto-Burman branch. Linguistic Survey of India Vol. III, Part III.
Kami Vocabularies. B. Houghton, J. R. A. S., Volume XXVII, 1895.
Kami Handbook. C. Pren dergast, 1906.
347, 385
111
6 Religion ... Animistic ; worship of spirits ; sacrifices ; sacrifice posts. Hughes ... ...
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
17
253, 425
68
79
7 Magic and witchcraft. Site of village chosen by dreams among the Mros; Witches (amo) divination by eggshells among Kamis. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
425
79
8 Tabu ... Ya form of tabu British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 69
9 Marriage customs and ceremonies. Marriage by put chase

Main ceremony the marriage feast.
Hughes ... ...
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
17, 25
254

425, 69
80
10 Marital relations. Divorce (see "Laws"). Polygamy allowed. Rigby ... ... 80
11 Death and burial ceremonies. Burial the custom among the Mros; burning among Kamis. Hughes ... ...
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
23
5, 68,
70
80
12 Clothing ... Men—a strip of cloth round loins. Women —a short petticoat; strips of cloth on upper part of body. Hughes ... ...
Rigby ... ...
12, 254,
66
78, 81
13 Personal ornaments. Kami women wear belts of cords covered with metal. Bangles, necklaces, earrings (both sexes), hair-pins, combs. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
66
79, 81
14 Games and amusements. Dances ... British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 69
15 War ... Raids and feuds ... British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 70
16 Hunting and... fishing Fishing ... Rigby ... ... 80
17 Agriculture... System of cultivation ... Taungya, rice, tobacco, etc. Hughes ... ...
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
18
254, 72
18 Habitations... Houses described. Practice (now extinct) among the Mros and Kamis of building houses in trees. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. ... ...
Linguistic Survey of India,
Vol. III, Part III (quoting Lewin).
67, 75
347
19 Government ... Taungmins or hill chiefs. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 66
20 Laws ... Laws of the Kamis described. Hughes ... ...
British Burma Gazetteer,
Vol. II. Rigby ... ...
26—28
70 et seq,
80
21 Covenants, oaths, ordeals Oaths on skull of cat or tiger; praying mantis; drinking water; immersion in stream. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
72
80
22 Crimes ... Feuds, etc. (see "Laws").    
23 Character ... Wary and deceitful, but merry and laughter loving. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 66, 254
24 Property ... Inheritance of property among Mros, see also "Laws." British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
425
80
25 Slavery ... Slaves captured on raids, see also "Laws." Hughes ... ...
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
20
70
26 Trade ... Disposal of hill produces British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 62
27 Measures and weights. Grain measured by baskets. Rigby ... ... 80
28 Arts, e.g., pottery, weaving, dyeing. Weaving of cotton cloths and blankets. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 76
29 Implements and weapons. Spears, choppers, shields, etc. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 74
30 Medicine ... Drastic nature of remedies among the Mros. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II. 425
31 Food and drink; smoking, etc. Khaung or rice beer.
Pipes, nicotine sipping
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. II.
Rigby ... ...
68
80
32 Miscellaneous Trophy post ... Rigby ... ... 80