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Hmar - The Christian Tribe Of India

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Hmar also known as Mhar or Mar are the dwellers of the North Eastern Part of India. Hmars can be found in Meghalaya, Mizoram, Cachar, Meghalaya, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Tripura.

Dimasas are supposed to be the aboriginals of the Brahmaputra Valley ascending from the Himalayas with their roots connecting to mainland China. The roots of Hmar find route to the place called Sinlung. Sinlung is the ancestral home of Zonhnathlak. However the location of Sinlung is still a controversy but not the roots of Hmar. Hmars eventually left Sinlung which was once a democratic state.

The Hmars belong to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo group of tribes, and are recognised as Scheduled Tribe under the 6th Scheduled of the Constitution of India. They are medium statured usually 5-5.6 ft in height, sturdy, dark, haried, brown eyed and are known for their bravery. India – Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura have the major chunk of Hmar Tribe People.

The Modern Hmars :
The traditional dress of Hmer
The Dress

The traditional dress of Hmar Tribe is colorful filled with bright and radiant colors. Girls wear short skirts and the men coats and chongas.

Hmar Beautiful Woman
The Models

The models have ramped up but these are not the normal ones. These are the gentle ladies of the Hmar Tribe who have changed themselves drastically with the changing time.


Hmar Girl

The Culture of Hmar

Hmars speak Hindi, English and Hmas language in their day to day life. They are primarily Baptist and follow Christianity. They are the cultivators as they make their livelihood from farming. These medium statured people beleive in their hands and are known for their bravery. But then with the changing times, one can find pretty educated hmars working in various field and making handicrafts. The handicrafts made by Hmars usually depict scenes of battles, adventure, love, victory and their history.

Hmars still believe in their traditional arts including the folk dance and folk songs which they play during their various festivals.
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