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Description of belief systems

Description: Houjahen Haokip, a male speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) explains the belief of God and the various spirits. He is 85 at the time of recording. The Thadou believed in the existence of both the supreme God who is in control of everything and the various spirits who inflict sickness when they are instigated by human beings who cannot see the spirits with their naked eyes.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 7 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of birth ceremonies

Description: Houjahen Haokip, a male speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) explains birth ceremonies in Thadou. He is also a speaker of Manipuri. He is 85 at the time of recording. When a baby is born, friends and relatives visit and give gifts. A priest blesses the child and gives them the name of their grandfather, whichever of their grandfathers lived the longest life.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 6 minutes 01 second
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of ceremonies related to death of a person

Description: Houjahen Haokip, aged 85 at the of recording, is a male speaker. He tells the rituals and ceremonies performed at the time of death of a person.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 5 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of marriage ceremonies

Description: Houjahen Haokip, a male speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) explains marriage ceremonies in Thadou. He is also a speaker of Manipuri. He is 85 at the time of recording. The man must approach the parents of the bride with a pot of wine and ask permission to marry their daughter. Then they set a date, and the families offer an animal (often, a mithun) for the ceremony.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 4 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of village administration

Description: Houjahen Haokip, a male speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) explains village administration in Thadou. He is also a speaker of Manipuri. He is 85 at the time of recording. The council of ministers helps the chief make decisions for the village, such as divorce, announcing news, and dealing with thieves.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 5 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information
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