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Wild fruit called anamo in Khengkha

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Resource #: 69520 (URL for reference)

  • Wild products from Kheng Buli (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Agricultural Work, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Buli

Keywords: Creeper that can be eaten with betel in the past རུ་ཤིང་ཟེར་རྡོག་མ་གི་ཚབ་སྦེ་ཟ་ནི་ཅིག།, wal nut=ཧྟར་གོ།


by Yeshi Wangchuk

This is a wild fruit called anamo in Khengkha collected by Phuntsho Dendup from Buli, In total he have collected around eighteen different wild fruits and vegetables to make a presentation on etymology of ‘Kheng’ for Shejun Researcher. He said that, Kheng region is filled with those kinds of wild products in the forest; therefore, one should spell it as ཁེངས་ (Kheng), which means filled or covered. This is how he defended the approach of Lama Gyalwa Nima's etymology of Kheng. And he concluded saying that, those are not the least, some products can be harvested in different season so he could not gather them all.

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Yeshi Wangchuk

Photograph Date: 10/Dec/2014

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