The Tribes of Burma/Bibliographical notes/Northern Chins

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NOTE.
The conditions under which these notes were prepared made it impossible for the compiler to undertake an exhaustive survey of authorities. All that he has attempted to give is a general idea of where information regarding any tribe the reader may be interested in is to be found.

THE NORTHERN CHINS,[edit]

References :
Chin gazetteer=" Chin Hills Gazetteer." B. Carey and H.N. Tuck, Rangoon, 1896 (2 Vols.).

Newland ="A Practical Handbook of the Language of the Lais." A. G. E. Newland, Rangoon, 1897.
Serial No. Head. Brief description. Authority. Page.
1 2 3 4 5
1 Present habitat. Chin Hills and Upper Chindwin District Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I. ... Burma Census Report, 1901, Part 1. 1
122
2 Origin ... Northern, in the neighbourhood of Tibet. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I. ... Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I 2
122
3 Political and social divisions. Names of tribes, etc. ... Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I. ... Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 3
454
4 Allied tribes Lushais, Nagas, Central and Southern Chins. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 452
5 Language and dialects. Account of Kuki Chin group of Tibeto-Bur-man branch. Lai, Siyin, etc., vocabularies. Linguistic Survey of India, Vol. III, Part III.
Newland ...
Handbook of the Baungshe Dialect. Macnabb, 1891.
Manual of the Siyin Dialect. Rundall, 1891.
2
6 Religion ... Beliefs in future life, etc. Spirit worship ; sacrifices.
 
Sacred days ...
Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I. ...
Newland ... ...
 
Newland ... ...
195-200 
307, 308,
227, 228 
76, 454 
7 Birth ceremonies. Ear-boring and head shaving ; naming, etc. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
191 
329 
8 Magic and witchcraft. Omens, the evil eye, wizards, superstitions. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
199-200 
101, 183,
184, 219,
388 
9 Marriage customs and ceremonies. Marriage practically a sale
of the girl by parents ; intermarriage, etc.
 
Courting ... ...
Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
 
Newland ... ...
188-191 
304, 398,
505 
294 
10 Marital relations. Divorce, etc. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ... 209-210 
11 Death and burial ceremonies. Ordinarily burial. Among Soktes and Siyins body dried before burial. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I. .. Newland
 
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I. Part I.
191-194 
229, 296,
652 
471 
12 Clothing Loin cloth, blanket, separate tartans. Women's girdles. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ... Newland ... ...
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
170-172 
202, 203 
469 
13 Personal ornaments. Coiffure, hairpins, earrings, necklaces, beads. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
 
Newland ... ...
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
168-170 
172-173 
231, 266 
469 
14 Games and amusements. Feasts—drunkenness — wrestling, games, etc. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
186-188 
277, 279,
627,  56,
187, 461 
15 War ... Raids and methods of warfare. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
227-236
250-253
469
16 Hunting ... Hunting and fishing. Fish poisoning ceremony. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I
Newland ... ...
215-217
73, 245,
288
17 Agriculture ... Kinds of, etc. ... Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I
Newland ... ...
210-213
387, 390,
436
18 Villages and habitations. Wood and thatch ; skulls in verandah. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
Newland ... ...
174-179
469
48, 49,
546, 550
19 Government... Chiefs, position of ... Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ... 200-203
20 Laws ... Criminal and Civil Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ... 205-210
21 Covenants, oaths, ordeals. Sacrifices of animals ; eating of earth ; holding rope to which mythun is tied, etc. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
194-195
234, 595
22 Crimes ... Murder, etc., vendettas and blood feuds.
Refuges for criminals ...
Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I
Newland ... ...
Newland ... ...
205-208
293
65
23 Morals and character. Deceitfulness and treachery of Siyins. General moral characteristics. Way of expressing thanks (licking hands and stroking ears). Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
Newland ... ...
167
280
468
5, 86
24 Property ... Inheritance, etc. ... Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I.
208-209
123
25 Slavery ... Classes of slaves ; nature of servitude, etc. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I.
203—204
277, 305
123
26 Trade ... Imports, exports, manufacturer, etc. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ... 213—215
27 Mediums of exchange. Mythun as medium of exchange. Newland ... ... 228
28 Music and poetry. Songs Newland ... ... 5, 43
29 Arts, e.g., pottery, weaving, dyeing. Weaving and dyeing ... Newland ... ... 300, 351
30 Engineering and implements. Agricultural implements, arms and ammunition. Chin Gazetteer ... 211, 220—227
31 Medicine, diseases, etc. Surgery, leprosy, goitre, etc. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I.
Newland ... ...
184—186
415
99
32 Food, drink, tobacco, etc. Mainly vegetable, but anything will be eaten. Taste for raw meat, etc.; smoking and nicotine drinking ; dog's flesh. Chin Gazetteer, Vol. I ...
Newland ... ...
181—184.
286, 354
33 Miscellaneous, folklore, etc. Tradition of deluge ...
Tower of Babel ...
Newland ... ...
Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I.
559
124
34 Domestic animals. Pigs, mythun, goats, etc. Chin Gazetteer 179—181