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  Singpho - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Singpho tribe of Arunachal Pradesh inhabit in the district of Lohit and Changlang and the Kachin State of Myanmar.
The Singpho produce their tea by plucking the tender leaves and drying them in the sun and exposing to the night dew for three days and nights.
The Singpho women wear a cloth similar to the Assamese mekhela that is tied at the breast, which reaches to little below the knee.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Singpho   (782 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Northeast
Rajesh Singpho’s restaurant, which is unlike any of the eateries along the National Highway 38, has already become the favourite hangout of diners looking for exotic fare.
The Singphos are scattered across the Patkai range, stretching from Margherita subdivision and Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh to parts of Myanmar and Yunnan province of China.
The restaurant serves only Singpho delicacies and the ambience is appropriately rustic, though Rajesh reminds everyone that he has not dispensed with any of the basic amenities his patrons expect, “including a back-up generator”.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040204/asp/northeast/story_2853299.asp   (464 words)

 Singpho Biography on DanceAge
The Singpho produce their tea by plucking the tender leaves and drying them in the sun and exposing to the night dew for three days and nights.
The consumption of opium was a traditional practice among the Singpho, and it can be witnessed that the opium has severely harmed the fertility among the tribesmen.
According to one villages, Opium used by the Singpho is supplied by members of the Tangsa tribe living just across the Burmese border.
music.musictnt.com /biography/sdmc_Singpho   (783 words)

 Singpho: Victims of North East India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
There are twelve Singpho villages with a total population of 7,000 living in the bordering areas of north east India.
Of the twelve Singpho villages, Pangsun and Kumsai are worst affected with an estimated 80 per cent of youth addicted to some degree.
Commenting on the prevailing situation, Rajesh Singpho from the Singpho National Council (SNC) stated that urgent steps should be initiated immediately considering the gravity of the situation.
www.mizzima.com /archives/news-in-2003/news-in-nov/02-nov03-01.htm   (661 words)

 Mizzima News
November 2, 2003: About 12 Singpho villages with a population of seven thousands living in the bordering areas of the northeastern India have become victims of opium.
Another important fact is that due to prolong use of opium; most of the Singpho people have lost their fertility.
Rajesh Singpho stated that an urgent step should be initiated considering the gravity of the situation and with the decreasing population of Singpho community.
www.burmatoday.net /mizzima2003/mizzima/2003/11/031102_victims_mizzima.htm   (621 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Northeast
Guided by her, a group of Singpho youth set up their own manufacturing unit in the village and started production in March.
The organic tea plantation has already managed to attract the attention of finicky overseas buyers and Carswell, whose NGO has been propagating the benefits of drinking organic tea around the world, is confident it will be a winning venture.
When Carswell first arrived here a couple of years ago, she discovered that the Singpho way of tea-making was similar to modern methods of processing organic tea.
www.telegraphindia.com /1060510/asp/northeast/story_6202107.asp   (447 words)

 Handicrafts, arunachal pradesh handicrafts, crafts, paintings, pottery, gems and jewelry.
Singpho weaving is basically famous for its artistic patterns.
Both the Tangas and Singpho women are also known for their expertise in making artistic ceremonial costumes.
Among the other tribes, the Mishmis are known for their arrow-heads and knives, the Singphos for their daos – which are famous all over the State, the Noctes, Wanchos and Tangas for their forges, and the Nishi flsmiths for their skills in casting and smelting.
www.indiaprofile.com /art-crafts/arunachalpradeshcrafts.htm   (1313 words)

 Press Release : DIPR :  Naharlagun: 17/02/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Education Minister, Sri Chowna Mein announced to the public amidst a huge public applause that he has already approved Singpho Language as the third language of the state and also suggested that a joint festival of Tangsas, Singpho, and Khamti should be organized to promote cultural affinity.
The Minister for Civil Supplies, Health and Family welfare, Sri C.C Singpho while greeting the people on the occasion said that the festival could be organized as an international festival because Singpho community also resides abroad in countries like Myanmar and Thailand.
He praised the activities of the Singpho development society and said that it could be the main platform for serving the Singpho community.
arunachalpradesh.nic.in /press/04-05/170205d.htm   (291 words)

 Opium Poses Serious threat to Singpho people of Margherita (Assam) — Welcome To Nedan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 23-year Singpho youth has been consuming opium for the last seven years and does not want to give up this practice.
Singpho people generally consume ‘clothed opium’ which is reportedly supplied from Arunachal Pradseh and bordering areas of.
The pact has rekindled the hopes of the Singphos who are eagerly waiting for a concrete step from the government to solve the problem for the sake of their young generation.
www.nedan.in /reports/023050601   (645 words)

 Kachin from Burma join Sigpho Festival in Assam
There are 12,000 Singpho families in Assam who are facing extinction due to apathy of the authorities concerned.
Ever since, the festival is organized for the entire Singpho community spread over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and it is common to receive guests from Burma as well.
“The Singpho people living in Kachin State of Burma are very keen to exchange their cultural relations with us and hence they are generally invited to our festival”.
www.mizzima.com /archives/news-in-2003/news-in-feb/16-feb03-18.htm   (390 words)

 Chin Human Rights Organization - CHRO - The Historical and Societal Dimension of the Ethnic Issues in Burma
The term Jinghpaw, and historically that of Singpho, relates to the largest of the modern Kachin subgroups, and is deemed to constitute a matrix of lineages which together form affinal kinship relationships.
Initially there was a tendency to conflate the terms Kahkyen and Singpho in the colonial archive, but it is also clear that distinctions were made between these two terms as they were transferred to the colonial domain.
The 1830s were times of considerable Jinghpaw inter-community rivalry and ‘Singpho’ chiefs, residing from Mogaung westwards to the trans-border region with Assam, utilised the term Kakhyen as a label of alterity in reference to their more easterly kin when in discussion with colonial officials.
www.chro.org /index.php/scholar_section/187   (3695 words)

 Kachin State, Northern Myanmar (Burma)
Kachin living in the Democratic Republic of India are called Singphos.
Singpho themselves do call Kachin because the word "Kachin" refers to as "Wunpawng", meaning: "United", which includes all descendants of six sub-classes of Kachin Class.
The Singpho people are descended from Shapawng Yawng, who is ancestor of the Jinghpaw (Singpho, Jingpo) Sub-class.
www.kachinstate.com   (624 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Tea festival's missing ingredient
The local Singpho tribes people were known to consume tea leaves as a vegetable along with garlic.
Some of the Singphos drank the brew after dipping it in boiled water.
According to historical records, Robert C Bruce first discovered tea plants in the wild near Jorhat with the help of a Singpho tribal chief in 1823.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/south_asia/4516582.stm   (705 words)

 Welcome to Sentinel
An apprehensive Assam Government is not taking any chances and sending SOS to the Centre for sending of more paramilitary forces to Assam to guard its strategic position.
A massive combing operation jointly by Arunachal Pradesh Police, CRPF and Army was on in Namsai, a sub-divisional town of Lohit district, to trace one Jauja Singpho who was reportedly kidnapped by Arunachal Dragon Force and ULFA, according to police.
Singpho, a resident of Balupathar village in Changlang district was abducted from Namsai forest on July 16 where he had gone for collecting timber, the police told.
www.sentinelassam.com /sentinel_en/archives/jul2603/briefs.htm   (1306 words)

 Tai and Tibeto-Burman Languages of Assam
The languages represented are Aiton, Khamti, Khamyang and Khamti (Southwestern Tai), and Singpho and Turung (Tibeto-Burman).
In addition to a description of the Tai languages, the grammar is supplemented with a CD version of the linguistic analysis linked to text files, sound files and photographs, as well as about eight hours of transcribed, translated, analysed and annotated text.
The Turung and Singpho texts on this site are part of the ongoing comprehensive documentation of these languages being undertaken by Stephen Morey at the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology.
crcl.th.net /assam   (357 words)

 Kachin (Jingpho, Jinghphaw, Singpo) bags
Kachin, Jinghpho, Jinghphaw, Singpho: Michael Howard in 'Textiles of the Hill Tribes of Burma' (1999: page 59) refers to how the term Kachin "has come to be used commonly as a cultural category for Jinghpho-speakers, but also includes speakers of Taman, which is a closely related Kachinic Language.
We know very little directly about the history of the first bag (on the left) in the top row which is in the collection of Bill Hornaday, other than that he purchased it from someone who sources textiles in Mai Sae and it could have found its way there from either Burma or China.
It would seem from this that the pattern on the bag collected in the 1870s in northeast India shown to the right in the top row may represent two snakes.
www.tribaltextiles.info /Galleries/Kachin_bags/Kachin_bags.htm   (1468 words)

The Singpho men tie their long hair in a large knot on the crown of the head.
The married Women tie their long hair in a large knot on the crown of the head and it is secured by silver-chains and tussels.
he Singpho bear the faith that after the creation of the Sun and the Moon by Mathun Mathai (the Creator of this Universe) the earth bloomed up flowers and fruits became a pasture ground for all creatures.
www.srimantafoundation.org /singpho.htm   (1114 words)

 Indian state gives up quest to honor Scottish tea pioneers
Members of the Singpho tribe ate the leaves as a vegetable with garlic, besides drinking the brew after dipping the leaves in boiled water.
The tea festival will include a demonstration by Singpho tribal elders on brewing tea in their traditional style.
According to historical records, it was in 1823 that Robert Bruce, a British trader, first discovered the wild tea plants near Jorhat with the help of a local Singpho tribal chieftain.
www.sawf.org /newedit/edit11282005/news.asp   (534 words)

 North-East- Territorialities Yet Unaccounted
This could be a Kachin manau festival scene in China, Burma, Thailand or India – at least as far as the Kachin, or Singpho as they are known in India, are concerned.
In the KIO controlled territory on the Sino-Burmese border, the Kachin dance under their very own flag of two crossed swords on the red-white-green background.
This flag was also festively hoisted at the Kachin (Singpho) manau in Arunachal Pradesh in a special ceremony honored by the deputy chief minister of the state.
www.manipuronline.com /North-East/February2006/territorialities26_2.htm   (2927 words)

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They also expressed strong resentment against the repeated neglect and discrimination against the Khamti Singpho tribes by the State Reorganization Commission, Northeast Reorganization Act, 1971, and by the Constituent Assembly.
They also criticized the Government for dividing the Khamti Singpho territory by handing over a vast portion of the land to Assam and retaining the rest in Arunachal Pradesh.
It may be mentioned that in a recent report to the President of India by the Governor, which created a big controversy among the political and intellectual circles, the Governor had mentioned that the four districts where the Muslims are in majority might demand that the districts transferred to Bangladesh.
www.cs.uccs.edu /~kalita/assam/news/1999/1999-02-01.html   (785 words)

 Singpho —   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Based on which role you have, you get a selection of skins that you can switch between.
The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world.
Find and/or purchase publications on "Singpho" from Amazon.com.
www.rosettaproject.org /archive/sgp   (191 words)

 The Hindu : National / Elections 2004 : 40 years on, Chakma refugees win right to vote
Leaders of the Singpho and Khamti, local Arunachali tribes, have also not opposed granting of voting rights to the Chakmas and the Hajongs.
The Singphos and Chakmas have many things in common.
Since they have been given shelter by the Indian Government we feel that they should be granted their constitutional rights too," says former MLA K.G. Singpho who met Bimal Chakma to discuss the elections.
www.hindu.com /2004/05/04/stories/2004050401291500.htm   (668 words)

 India toasts Scottish pioneers at tea fest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Members of the Singpho tribe ate the leaves as a vegetable with garlic, besides drinking the brew after dipping the leaves in boiled water.
According to historical records, it was in 1823 that Robert Bruce, a British trader, first discovered the wild tea plants near Jorhat with the help of a local Singpho tribal chieftain.
Robert died soon after and his plan to establish a nursery was followed up his brother Charles who was then an employee of the East India Company.
www.ioltravel.co.za /article/view/3552118   (530 words)

 The Kachin Post
Tingle your palate with a Singpho (Jinghpaw) platter, for a change.
Rajesh Singpho’s restaurant, which is unlike any of the eateries along the National Highway 38, has already become the favorite hangout of diners looking for exotic fare.
The story was published on February 4 in The Telegraph based in Calcutta, India.
www.kachinpost.com /culture2004/mar3eng.html   (492 words)

 Press Release : DIPR :  NAHARLAGUN : 16/01/2003
Shri C.C. Singpho described the opening of the school as a historic occasion for the people of Diyun area for the school will not only impart general education but also spiritual education based on Buddhism.
Sanghasana Bhikkhu and Sri C.C. Singpho Minister, IPR and P. The Buddha Calendar was also unveiled by Sri K.G. Singpho, Ex.
While the function was presided over by SDO Miao Shri R.K. Sharma, Shri Pisi Jowlai Singpho, Secretary General Singpho Development Society offered vote of thanks.
arunachalpradesh.nic.in /press/160103b.htm   (241 words)

 Excelsior... Nation
Taking part in the discussion, State Health Minister C C Singpho admitted that there were certain loopholes in his department.
While assuring to provide adequate medicine and doctors in all the primary health centres of the state, Mr Singpho said that all care would be taken to improve his department.
Referring to the proposed 500-bedded referral hospital in the state, the Health Minister informed the House that the project could not be executed due to lapses in time and utilization of available fund.
www.dailyexcelsior.com /web1/05feb05/national.htm   (5443 words)

 ::High Asia Exploratory Mountain Travel Co - Specialty Journeys - India - Cultures of the Indo-Myanmar Border Tribes: ...
Cultures of the Indo-Myanmar Border Tribes: The Notce, Wancho, Khampti, Singpho and Mishmi
Living among these hills are Naga, Nocte, Khampti, Mishmi, Wancho, Singpho and literally dozens of other sub tribes.
Each of these groups is today differentiated by thair dialect and textiles incorporated into their colorful clothing and religious practice.
www.highasia.com /india-specialty-indo-myanmar-tribes.html   (382 words)

 HRELP - Projects
This project will lead to a thorough grammatical description of Singpho and Turung, carefully comparing the two languages and detailing the influences on them from languages with which they are in contact, particularly Tai and Assamese.
This linguistic description will be presented with a CD containing links to sound files and transcriptions of the texts underlying that description.
The project also involves the development of written standards for the languages, and the preparation of Turung and Singpho texts that will be accessible by the community.
www.hrelp.org /grants/projects/index.php?lang=94   (202 words)

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